|Wednesday, 28 July 2004|
Endless Indo-Pak talks sans flexibility unwise: Pervez
ISLAMABAD, Tuesday (PTI) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that "endless" dialogue with India without any "concrete" indicators of flexibility and sincerity is neither "wise nor desirable" to resolve the Kashmir issue.
English daily 'Dawn' quoting unnamed insiders reported that during his meeting with External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh last week, Musharraf pointed out that endless dialogue without any concrete indicators of flexibility and sincerity, which could include, for instance controlling Line of Control infiltration by Pakistan and ending of alleged human rights abuses and "draw-down" of Indian troops in Kashmir, was neither wise nor desirable.
The President also stressed that he had repeatedly invited India to respond to the "flexibility, sincerity, and courage" that Pakistan had "shown" on the Kashmir issue with New Delhi.
During the meeting he also underscored the point that unless both sides give up their 'maximalist' positions on Kashmir, an early and just solution to the dispute "acceptable to all three parties" would not be possible, the report said.
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