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Pak trusts India more than ever: Hina Rabbani Khar
Zia Haq, Hindustan Times
Islamabad, April 16, 2012
First Published: 00:40 IST(16/4/2012)
Last Updated: 07:52 IST(16/4/2012)

Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said Islamabad now trusts New Delhi more than ever before and believes the Kashmir dispute cannot be a roadblock.

“We will trust India more in whatever we do. We are clear on this,” Khar told HT.

She said although the Kashmir issue needs to be resolved, it need not be the point of start. “Our intention is to solve the (Kashmir) problem. But let us start with the less complicated problems. We will deal with our differences in a different mode,” Khar said.

On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s much-anticipated but yet undecided trip to Pakistan, she said: “This only states the clear direction of our foreign policy that we will not let go any desire from India unattended.”

India and Pakistan have a legacy of three wars since independence. Khar said the time had come to “not get bogged down by the old mindset”.

She said Pakistan is turning a new leaf. “Should the political mindset adopt or co-opt the military mindset? Issues are dealt with military mindset alright, but the problems are ultimately solved by a political mindset.”


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