World pressure sees Pakistan talking of defusing tension with India

December 30th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Dec.30 (ANI): The rising international pressure on Pakistan seems to be working, as it has proposed steps to de-escalate tensions with neighbour India.
According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan has proposed India to withdraw its forces at peace positions and de-activate forward airbases to defuse tension between the neighboring countries, The News reports.
In a policy statement issued here on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said: Positive developments were made during last 48 hours regarding present Pak-India situation, The News quoted the statement, as saying.
Efforts to tone down tension between India and Pakistan were initiated by Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee when he said that India has not given Pakistan any ultimatum with regard to the Mumbai terror attacks.
“Neighbours can”t solve problems through ultimatums. Problems can be solved only through dialogue in a peaceful atmosphere,” Qureshi responded in reply.
Qureshi however, claimed that India has not provided any evidence about Pakistans involvement in the Mumbai attack till now.
He once again raised Pakistans demand of a joint probe with India in the Mumbai attacks.
Pakistan is ready to send a high-level delegation to India to assist in the investigations of Mumbai attacks, Qureshi said. (ANI)

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