Good relations with India essential for people's welfare: Zardari

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Islamabad, July 1 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said it is important for both India and Pakistan to share a cordial relationship so as to establish peace in the region and fight against extremism.

"Good neighbourly relations were essential for the welfare of the people of both countries and also for fighting militancy," presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar quoted Zardari, as saying.

Babar said Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik called on President Zardari to discuss several issues regarding India.

Both the leaders also discussed about resumption of foreign secretary level talks and Mumbai attacks, The Dawn reports.

The foreign secreraties of both the countries are expected to meet later this month in Egypt on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference.

According to the sources, Pakistan is planning to send another dossier to India seeking more informations on the Samjahuta Express blast and November 2008 Mumbai carnage, as it believes that the two incidents are inter-related.

Sources added that the interior minister has already informed the Indian High Commissioner regarding it. (ANI)

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