Ties with India: 'Dialogue is the only solution'

Qamar Zaman Kaira appreciates India's initiative of forming Indo-Pak Friendship Forum.

August 21, 2011


The people of Pakistan and India have realised that war is not a solution and that dialogue is the only effective way to settle bilateral disputes.

Former federal information minister and MNA, Qamar Zaman Kaira stated this while talking to the media on his return with a 20-member parliamentary delegation from India at the Allama Iqbal International Airport here on Saturday.

Kaira told journalists that Pakistan’s parliamentary delegation had visited India on a goodwill gesture.

“On reaching India, we were glad to know that people and politicians of India also want stable relations with their neighbouring Pakistan,” he added.

He said the India’s parliamentarians had formed Indo-Pak Friendship Forum, asserting that the Pakistani legislators would soon constitute such a joint platform at Senate and National Assembly level, and invite the Indian parliamentarians to visit Pakistan too.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2011.


Manna | 12 years ago | Reply @Babloo: Why don't you mind your own Business instead of advising others, Do it yourself. Looks like you and your Govt. has lots of trouble with whatever Paksitan does or doesn't. We befriend with China , You have pain. We Talk to Iran, you again have pain.. So, Go get some treatment istead of blaming Others. As far as the Kashmir Issue is concerned, Pakistan's ligitimate instance will never change on it. And relation with us depends on this. Water , we will resolve biletrally.As far as the terrorists are concerned I said it repeatedly that there is no other state a bigger terrorist in South East Asia than Indian State. Hundred Thousand kashmiris Killed in kashmir and Mass graves found are just tip of the ice burg of the criminality and state terrorism on the part of Indian State. From Training of Tamil Tigers to Mukti Bahni to BLA.., India supports lots of terrorism around the world. Therefore, You have absolutely no right talking about terrorism. As far as threats are concerned , they don't work with us. Did it work with USA in Afghanistan? or with Soviet Union? See where they are? You want to Try your Luck Mr. Hercules ? You are most welcome. Let's see what you got?
Mirza | 12 years ago | Reply

Let us keep talking and increase the dialogue by cultural exchanges. Once we build some confidence and mutual respect we can start direct trade and get out of poverty and other social evils. There is no silver bullet but it would be a game changer for both the countries. We must stop the hatred and hostile rhetoric against each other. We have been the same people for centuries, we breath the same air, drink water from the same rivers and have more in common that we give realize.

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