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'India, Pak need to display better purpose in talks'

india Updated: Feb 27, 2010 21:30 IST

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Expressing disappointment over the outcome of Indo-Pak foreign secretary level talks, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the countries need to display a better sense of purpose in pursuing the dialogue process.

"If we talk we have to do it with clear objectives, a sense of purpose, a political will and with an open mind," he said, adding the current stalemate had damaging implications on the state.

He said it was becoming clear with every passing day that there was no alternative to dialogue for resolution of outstanding issues between the two neighbours.

"We do not add either to our growing stature as a global player nor help the socio-economic development of the region by shying away from seriously discussing all issues with Pakistan, including Kashmir," the PDP patron said.

The "off-now-on-now" attitude has only piled up problems for the state, he claimed.

Sayeed also took a dig at ruling NC-Congress coalition in the state, accusing it of non-performance.

"This government must understand that it is not running a municipality and that it has to address all aspirations of the people," he said.