India Must Play More Positive Role In Resolving K Issue: Gilani6 July 2011
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said India has to play a more positive and accommodating role and respond to Pakistan's legitimate security concerns to resolve Kashmir and other outstanding issues between the two countries. 'Pakistan would like to resolve all outstanding issues with India in a peaceful and just manner. However, India will have to play a more positive and accommodating role and respond to Pakistan's legitimate security concerns,' Gilani said while addressing a seminar organised by the military in Mingora, the headquarters of Swat district in the country's northwest. He said India will not find Pakistan lacking in will to write a new chapter in the bilateral relations between the two countries. Stating that Pakistan sees India as a 'most important neighbour', Gilani said, “Our country desires sustained, substantive and result-oriented process of dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues, including the core issue of Kashmir. We sincerely hope that the ongoing process of comprehensive engagement will be fruitful”. His remarks came ahead of a planned meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries in New Delhi later this month. The two sides resumed their dialogue process in February after a gap of over two years in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The Pakistan Premier spoke about the country's relations with its neighbours and a wide range of issues including the war on terrorism during his address at the 'de-radicalisation seminar' organised by the military to discuss ways to wean people away from militancy and extremism. Referring to the South Asian region, Gilani said Pakistan is committed to 'working in unison with all neighbours for establishment of peace and elimination of terrorism'.