Pak facing resistance from India over consistency in dialogue process: Qureshi

July 28th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Multan, July 28(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that his government is sincerely pursuing the dialogue process, but was facing resistance from the Indian government.

Qureshi said that Pakistan is ready for result-oriented and meaningful talks with India.

According to the Minister, different issues including Kashmir and the water disputes needed to be resolved through communication, The Daily Times reports.

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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