Zardari wants constructive, sustained ties with India

President Asif Ali Zardari met with Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir.

Ppi June 13, 2012

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated Pakistan’s stance of maintaining constructive, sustained and result-oriented process of engagement with India to resolve “all outstanding issues peacefully and in a just manner.”

Zardari, during a meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner designate to India Salman Bashir, said that it is time that the two countries work together for the betterment of the people, said the report.

The president further expressed satisfaction over the progress being made to normalise bilateral trade ties between the two countries and stated that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Trade Promotion Organisation and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan would help promote trade activities.

He has also expressed the hope that the resumed dialogue process would move forward in the spirit of Thimpu ad Mohali meetings of the two Prime Ministers.

Zardari said that Pakistan wanted an uninterrupted and uninterruptible dialogue process and was committed to resolve all the outstanding issues in a peaceful and just manner.

The President expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far in the resumed dialogue process and called for the need to make the talks more productive and result oriented.

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Dark Knight | 8 years ago | Reply

@JohnnyBoy: The current state of affairs in Pakistan is not because of political atmosphere, but it was the lack of political atmosphere and more of dictatorship in the country in many years which kind of skewed people's priority from being Pakistani first to being muslim first. From being better human first to becoming better muslim first. And the path of becoming a better muslim unfortunately led by Zia's institutions of madrasahs has nothing but poison the common citizens of Pakistan and pitted them into violence, whether the violence is against India, Afghanistan or each other in form of sectarian violence. The ills of Pakistan is lack of people's will to give up strict posture vis a vis religion and lack of will to show flexibility and tolerance towards other religion. How many hindus and non muslims constitute the current population of Pakistan compared to when Pakistan received independence ???

Dark Knight | 8 years ago | Reply

@abc: "Longstanding disputes should be resolved"....otherwise we will resort to Terrorism ???

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