Dialogue only way to resolve India-Pak disputes: Qureshi

July 30th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, July 30(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan had agreed to resume dialogue because they saw it as the only way to resolve disputes.

Qureshi also urged India to pay attention to Pakistani concerns over the Kashmir, water, Sir Creek and Siachin disputes.

“We can take steps which are permitted in the dialogue framework to restore confidence and narrow down the gulf between the two countries. This will also be in the interest of the region,” The Dawn quoted Qureshi, as saying.

Earlier, blaming India for ‘cherry picking’ issues during the foreign ministerial level talks, Qureshi had said that he would visit New Delhi for the next level of talks only if the Indian government agrees to have a ’serious and meaningful dialogue’ on all contentious issues.

Qureshi had also blamed India of adopting a stubborn attitude during the July 15 talks.

“I will not visit India for a leisure trip, I would only go if India is ready for a meaningful, result-oriented and constructive talks and the environment is conducive for the parleys,” Qureshi had said.

“We listened to their concerns about Mumbai and terrorism and they too should have listened to our reservations. If they are answerable to their people, we too as a democracy are answerable to parliament and people of Pakistan,” he added. (ANI)

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