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Result-oriented talks needed to settle issues: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan today welcomed External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's remarks on finding new avenues to resolve bilateral problems, saying result-oriented talks are needed to settle outstanding issues like Kashmir.  “We have always said Pakistan and
PTI January 30, 2014 17:49 IST
PTI
Islamabad: Pakistan today welcomed External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's remarks on finding new avenues to resolve bilateral problems, saying result-oriented talks are needed to settle outstanding issues like Kashmir.  

“We have always said Pakistan and India need to resume the dialogue process and have meaningful, result-oriented discussions on all the disputes and issues, particularly Kashmir,” Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told a weekly news briefing.

She welcomed Khurshid's remarks to a group of visiting Pakistani journalists in New Delhi yesterday that both countries “would have to find out new avenues for the resolution of water and all other problems, including Kashmir”.

However, Aslam said she was “unaware” of any solution that Pakistan and India were close to on the Kashmir issue.  Asked about Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's remarks that the only solution to the Kashmir issue is to create a situation where the “lines, while in existence” became irrelevant, she said, “There are different ways to approach this.