KARACHI: Indian Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer on Monday appreciated Pakistan’s approach of attempting to resolve the outstanding issues with India via negotiation and dialogue, which he said is unfortunately not reciprocated by New Delhi.
“There is only one way of resolving India-Pakistan issues and that is by uninterrupted and un-interruptible dialogue,” Aiyer said at Karachi Literature Festival.
The Indian politician stated that he is “proud” of Pakistan for pursuing the policy of dialogue, however, regretted that it is not reflected back by India.
“And I am very proud and half very sad that this sentence of these three words has been accepted as Pakistan policy, but has not been accepted as Indian policy.”
Aiyer further emphasised that Kashmir and terrorism are the two main contentions between the neighbouring countries which should immediately be addressed.
He stressed the need for both India and Pakistan to adopt a framework that was formulated by the former president Pervez Musharraf’s government.