ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed the confidence that with the election of the new government Pakistan’s relations with India will improve allowing both countries to grow, develop and prosper in an atmosphere of peace and amity Peace, he said, hinges on an early and just settlement of all outstanding disputes including the Kashmir issue in keeping with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The Prime Minister said both countries need to move from the phase of dispute management to dispute resolution so that our region can also benefit from the peace dividend. The Prime Minister said this while talking to Mr. Shahid Malik, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House this afternoon. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is committed to the peace process with India and wants to improve and strengthen relations with it. Mr. Shahid Malik briefed the Prime Minister about the status of ongoing composite dialogue with India in the context of overall relationship between the two countries.