Indo-Pak Affairs

Inam holds talks with Indian counterpart

NEW DELHI: Foreign Minister Inam-ul-Haq has said entire gambit of bilateral relations including the issue of Kashmir were discussed with India with emphasis on resolving all outstanding issues for peace and socio-economic development of the region. In an interview after his bilateral meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the sidelines of the SAARC Council of Ministers meeting Inamul Haq expressed Pakistan resolve to push forward the peace process with India to normalize relations between the two countries.

Discussing several bilateral issues with his Indian counterpart he said some progress was made in some matters including the people-to-people contact, trade expansion and other Confidence Building Measures but, unfortunately head way could not be made on core issues including Kashmir. The Foreign Minister said Siachen could not be resolved by proposals put forward by India like authentication of demarcated line. Similarly, survey in Sir Creek has already been completed and there should be movement on this issue.-SANA

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