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Pakistan, India should resume dialogue: MPs

Pakistan, India should resume dialogue: MPs

ISLAMABAD – Parliamentarians from India and Pakistan on Thursday unanimously agreed that the trust deficit between the two countries should be removed and dialogue should be resumed with a view to promote a people’s movement for peace and prosperity of the region.
The parliamentarians from both countries said this while participating in a discussion, The Parliamentarians Dialogue, organised by PILDAT. The discussion was an attempt to reduce the trust deficit between the two

Pakistan ready for comprehensive dialogue with India

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has said that the Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the aspirations of the people of the state and the UN resolutions, according to a private TV channel on Sunday.
Speaking with the channel, he said that it was too much difficult to maintain peace and stability without resolving the (Kashmir) issue. “Pakistan is ready for meaningful and comprehensive dialogue with India on core issues such as Kashmir, Siachin and

US wants Pakistan, India dialogue on Kashmir

WASHINGTON – The United States has stressed that Pakistan and India to have a significant dialogue on Kashmir and resolve the decade-old issue, where continuing violence this year further strained relations between the two neighbours.
“The issue of Kashmir has come up on a regular basis in our discussions with Pakistan and with India, and our answer to officials of both countries is generally the same, that ultimately, it’s Pakistan and India that to have a significant dialogue

Traders walk out of dialogue with SNGPL authorities

FAISALABAD: Dialogues between SNGPL authorities and industrialists were aborted after the company turned down the traders’ demand to revise the weekly gas load shedding schedule from existing three days to two.
As the SNGPL issued the unchanged three days gas-holiday schedule on Saturday, the industrial sector representatives walked out of dialogues and announced to boycott the negotiations. The new schedule entails Thursday, Friday and Saturday as the load shedding days.

Pak-China strategic dialogue beginning this month

ISLAMABAD: High-profile strategic dialogue between Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and the Pakistani leadership will take place in the third week of this month.
The Chinese prime minister will be in Islamabad on a three-day official visit this month. “It will be a milestone in the history of their ever-growing relationship,” diplomatic sources said on Sunday. The sources said Jiabao will meet President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to discuss

NATO exit aims at restarting stalled dialogue with Taliban

ISLAMABAD: The NATO’s Afghan exit strategy unveiled in Lisbon is aimed at reviving the peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban that came to a halt recently after the latter refused to continue with the talks in the absence of clear-cut “US plan for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan”.
The exit plan endorsed by NATO leaders on Saturday after their summit meeting will see the 150,000-strong NATO-led force in Afghanistan begin transferring parts of the

Newly freed Suu Kyi ‘ready for dialogue’

YANGON: Myanmar’s newly freed Aung San Suu Kyi was “ready for dialogue” with the regime, her lawyer said Monday, as the democracy icon knuckled down to the task of rebuilding her weakened party.
The 65-year-old spent several hours at her National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in meetings with regional party members, ending her first day back at work in years with a trip to a Yangon monastery.
Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest on Saturday, less than a week after

US will continue encouraging Pakistan-India dialogue

WASHINGTON: The US will continue to back dialogue between Pakistan and India for the resolution of their tensions because it wants improvement in relations between its two “very important” South Asian friends, the White House said on Thursday.
Days ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to India, a senior Obama administration official said the US leader looked forward to visiting Pakistan next year, adding that the US had a “positive” and “deepening” partnership with

Pak-US Strategic Dialogue a ‘futile exercise’: Mushahid

Expressing disappointment over the latest round of the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue, former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Secretary General Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Sunday termed it “nothing but a futile exercise”.
Mushahid was addressing reporters in Peshawar, where he had travelled to attend the Tribal Workers Convention arranged by his party. Beside Mushahid, the convention was also addressed by PML-Q Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)