Pak editorial welcomes Manmohan Singh's views, calls for speeding up Mumbai trial

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Islamabad, Sep 10(ANI): An editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper has said that the country must welcome Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's call for continuing the process of engagement between the two countries.

"Pakistan must welcome Dr. Singh's views, constituting as they do a message both to Islamabad and to the hawks in India, and speed up the trial of the Mumbai suspects at home," an editorial in The Dawn said.

"On the whole we agree with Dr. Singh's assertion that 'if we don't want to go to war, then engagement and dialogue are the only way out'," it added.

The editorial also said that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi must accept Dr. Singh and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's invitation to visit Delhi.

"The least the two sides can do now is to fix a date for Qureshi's visit to India so that the talks' process agreed to at Thimpu by the two prime ministers is revived," it added.

Although there was officially no reply to the invitation, Qureshi had made acceptance of the invitation conditional to India's willingness to talk on 'full range' of issues that have hit bilateral relations for decades. (ANI)

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