Home > News > Indo-Pak Peace Talk > PTI

Musharraf has compulsions: Advani

April 01, 2004 12:33 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has domestic compulsions and that is why he said he would not be a party to the peace process if talks on the Kashmir issue did not move forward, according to Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani.

"... but so long as he sticks to a course decided at the secretary-level meeting, there should be no problem," he said in Himmatnagar, Gujarat, during the second phase of the 'Bharat Uday Yatra'.

At the meetings between the joint secretaries and foreign secretaries, it was decided on how to proceed for a dialogue, he said.

The signing of the Indo-Pak statement in Islamabad was a landmark event, he said, and hoped that differences would be solved through dialogue.

Asked whether Pakistan's message was due to the recently acquired major non-North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally status from the United States, Advani said, "We are concerned at it. We reacted strongly after it was done."

On the possibility of ceasefire with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, he said, "There is nothing as such at the moment."

Article Tools
Email this article
Print this article
Write us a letter

Related Stories

Talks must progress by July: Pak

Kashmir real problem: Musharraf

Pak status: Pallone slams Bush

People Who Read This Also Read

The Great Election Tamasha

EC team arrives in Kashmir

Blast in Srinagar, 2 hurt

Indo-Pak Peace Talk: The Complete Coverage

© Copyright 2003 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Copyright © 2003 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.