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There should be progress on Kashmir issue: Pakistan
February 10, 2006 22:02 IST
Observing that bilateral problems could not be resolved through wars, Pakistan Friday said it was not stressing for an overnight settlement of the Kashmir issue with India, but there should be some progress in resolving it.
The process of confidence building measures is moving forward, but there should be some progress in resolving the Kashmir issue, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri told a private television channel.
History stands witness that both the countries could not resolve their bilateral issues through wars, he said adding, "We should learn from this lesson."
In the given circumstances it complies both on India and Pakistan to move ahead carefully so that a logical decision on the bilateral issues, including Kashmir, is made, he said.
Kasuri said Pakistan was not stressing for an overnight solution to the Kashmir issue, rather it wanted to move ahead with sincerity and commitment so that the process of composite dialogue could prove fruitful at the end.
He said a peace lobby has been created between the two countries in the prevailing circumstances, which will be disappointed if the peace process fails to move ahead.
To a question, he said the entire world community, including the developed countries, are aware of the fact that Pakistan was sincerely engaged in the dialogue process with India.