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Vajpayee's response tragic: Pakistan

K J M Varma in Islamabad | September 26, 2003 00:19 IST
Last Updated: September 26, 2003 00:30 IST

Pakistan on Thursday described as "tragic" Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's rebuff to President Pervez Musharraf's suggestion for an "action plan" to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Reacting to Vajpayee's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the world body, Munir Akram, told Pakistani television channel Geo over phone from New York that India should seriously think about Musharraf's proposal.

Akram said Pakistan would issue a point-by-point reaction to Vajpayee's speech.

Earlier, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Masood Khan told BBC Radio that "derogatory" language by Indian leaders would not help create a conducive atmosphere for talks.

"Despite positive response by Pakistan to the talks offer of the Indian prime minister back in April this year, the Indians are still hesitant," he said.

But, he said, there were some good steps like restoration of the Delhi-Lahore bus service and return of high commissioners.

Focus should be on creation of goodwill for the solution of all outstanding problems between Pakistan and India, including the issue of Kashmir, he added.

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It is high time, our leaders started paying less attention to the utterances of Pakistan. That country, as proved on several occassions, survives and is ...

Posted by J.N. Kini

Sub: Musharraf's rough words

Musharraf has the habit of initiating intemperate language when speaking about India and then when India reacts rejecting such offensive, Pakistan accuses India of using ...

Posted by subbaraman

Sub: hahaha

If the invitation was incordial...wat do those guys expect uh? We are not tmaed cats to put the tail between the legs and nod our ...

Posted by Karthik

Sub: Pakistan is like a Dogs tail

Pakistan is and always be like a dog's tail , no matter how much effort and goodwill you put in, it won't become staright. I ...

Posted by Pramod

Sub: Right on the Money, baby!

What kind of a title is that? Ofcourse Vajpayee's response is tragic for Pakistan and maybe our psuedo secularist media. It was an excellent speech, ...

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