Indo-Pak relations moving in right direction: PM
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Feb 13: Pakistan has taken a "leap forward" to improve ties with India and the bilateral relations are moving in the right direction, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said.
Ashraf made the remarks while speaking at a reception hosted by Pakistan's High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hassan in honour of British parliamentarians at the House of Commons in London yesterday.
"Pakistan has taken a leap forward to improve ties with India, including softening of borders and holding of composite dialogue to settle all outstanding issues," Ashraf said.
He said India-Pakistan relations were moving in the right direction with the exchange of visits by parliamentarians, traders and businessmen.
However, the core issue of Kashmir needs to be resolved in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiris and UN resolutions, he said.
Several British parliamentarians, including members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, attended the reception.
Referring to the issue of Afghan reconciliation, Ashraf said there will be stability in Pakistan if Afghanistan is stable.
"We are part of the solution and not the problem with regard to the Afghan issue. Pakistan always made sincere efforts for stability and peace in Afghanistan," he said.
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