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No dramatic break through expected in Pak-India talks, says Basit

The formal talks between Pak-India Foreign Ministers would be held today (Thursday) to restore composite dialogue between Pakistan and India. However Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit has said that no dramatic break through should be expected as outstanding disputes cannot be solved in a single meeting

According to sources of Foreign office, during three day’s visit in Pakistan, Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna would hold talks with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi at one-on-one level and at delegation level.

During the meeting issues related to circumstances after Mumbai attacks would be raised on part of India while Pakistan would raise Kashmir issue, water, Indian interference in Balochistan and other important issues.

Sources told that Indian Foreign Minister would also hold meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Sources further told this news agency that before holding Pak-India formal talks, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has taken President, Prime Minister, Parliamentary Committee on National Security and other parties into confidence that he would develop clear and point-to-point stance to his Indian counter part during the meeting.

Pakistan would try for reinstatement of the composite dialogue process and resolution of all issues through talks.

Meanwhile Foreign Office Spokesperson, Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan has not many expectations in talks between Pakistan and India on Foreign Minister level.

Talking to a private TV channel, Abdul Basit said that no dramatic result is expected in talks but any agreement on engagement process would be a big success.

He said that problems between Pakistan and India cannot be solved in one meeting but all problems be solved through engagement process.

Responding to a question, the Spokesperson said that the nature of relations between Pakistan and India are complex and there has been lack of confidence between two countries for decades.

On issues to be discussed in Pak-India talks, Abdul Basit said that all important issues including core issue of Kashmir would be discussed in talks.



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