FS-level talks: Pak media says Kashmir 'left for another day'

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Islamabad, Jun 25: Notwithstanding the agreement on various CBMs during the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks, most sections of the Pakistani media contended today (Jun 25) that the parleys did not lead to any "major breakthrough" and the most crucial issue of Kashmir was "left for another day".

The headline in The Express Tribune daily read: "Just talks, no major breakthrough."

The News' headline on the front page was "Pak-India talks end without any major decision" while the right-wing The Nation daily headlined its report "Kashmir left for another day."

The top diplomats of India and Pakistan concluded their two-day talks yesterday "without any major breakthrough on the longstanding Kashmir dispute" after Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said the issue could not be resolved under "the shadow of the gun," The Express Tribune reported.

The Nation said that "to the dismay of Pakistanis, the two sides just reiterated their stated position on Kashmir, apparently putting the most crucial issue for another day."

The Business Recorder daily too reported that the talks had concluded "without any breakthrough" though the two sides had agreed to hold another round of dialogue before their Foreign Ministers meet in New Delhi next month.

The News said in its report that the talks concluded "without any breakthrough other than an agreement to meet again in New Delhi" ahead of the ministerial talks. 


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