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Musharraf satsified over peace process with India

Written by: Staff

Islamabad, Oct 24: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed satisfaction over the ongoing talks between India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir, and underlined the need of a substantiative development on the issue.

''The talks between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue are underway, which is a welcome development,'' a Pakistani news agency, News Network International (NNI) quoted him as telling a private TV channel.

He said the two countries exhibited a positive attitude in this regard in the Havana Declaration and now the process should move forward.

He also urged the two countries to refrain from interfering into each other's internal affairs and said India should ''correct its own matters'' before a pointing finger at Pakistan regarding terrorism at its own soil.

''There are 21 such places in India where violence continues.

The situation in Asom is also visible. So, New Delhi should first correct its own matters and then talk to Pakistan,'' he said.

He said the search for al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar was not an easy task because they were hiding in the mountains and enjoyed the sympathies of the local population.

Dismissing the impression that there was some pressure on Pakistan regarding nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir, the President said ''Our point of view on the issue had been clear and consistent.

Pressure can be on someone who is suspected of hiding something but we have kept everything open in this case,'' he insisted.


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