Kasuri Rules Out Unilateral Flexibility On Kashmir
31 December 2005
The News International
Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on Saturday completely ruled out any unilateral flexibility on the Kashmir issue. He told a TV channel: 'Pakistan will not change its basic policy on the Kashmir issue. We will not offer any unilateral flexibility to India on the issue.' Pakistan wants resolution of the Kashmir issue in the shortest possible time, he said. India should also show progress on its part, Kasuri said. The basic purpose of offering new confidence building measures (CBMs) was meant to accelerate the dialogue process, he added. The resolution of the Kashmir issue is imperative for achieving lasting and durable peace in the region, Kasuri said, adding that Pakistan wants durable relations with India.