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Terrorism not mantra of future: Khar

"Terrorism was mantra of the past, terrorism is not the mantra of future," said Pakistan Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar today ahead of her talks with Indian counterpart S M Krishna, asking India to see the Mumbai terror attack trial "realistically" and not "emotionally".

world Updated: Sep 07, 2012 20:13 IST

"Terrorism was mantra of the past, terrorism is not the mantra of future," said Pakistan Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday ahead of her talks with Indian counterpart S M Krishna, asking India to see the Mumbai terror attack trial "realistically" and not "emotionally".

She also indicated that the new visa agreement will be inked during Krishna's visit.

Asserting that Pakistan has sent some very "serious signals" in viewing India in different light and on moving with India in various sectors, for instance trade relations, Khar told PTI in an interview that by doing this her country was "breaking away from many positions we have held".

Making a strong pitch for the resumed dialogue process to continue, she said, moving forward will mean "Pakistan and India being able to sit around the dialogue table and convert the baby steps into medium-sized strides, which I think is already happening, and then big leaps forward and for that we need to change the mindset.

"I am appalled when I am told that terrorism continues to be an issue. Who can tell me that terrorism is not an issue for Pakistan. And this is all old-time (things)..."