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No peace until Kashmir issue resolved: Gilani

Written by: Staff

Lahore, Jun 29: Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that it is not possible to have peace with India until the Kashmir issue is resolved, and added that Islamabad always wanted cordial relations with all neighbouring countries.

"I want to say again that Pakistan has always wanted to have cordial relations with all neighbouring countries, including Afghanistan, India and Iran, but talks between India and Pakistan without resolution of the Kashmir issue would be fruitless," he told reporters here.

He said a solution to the Kashmir issue was the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy, the Online reported. The Daily Times quoted him, as saying that the US was working towards understanding Pakistan's view on the drone attacks.

Gilani said, "all anti-Pakistan elements were terrorists, and had no religion or geographical boundaries."

Gilani also said the Pakistan Army was taking decisive action against the Taliban in FATA and other tense areas, adding this was not the time for dialogue with extremists. "Our army is fighting very efficiently against the cowards who strike through ambushes. These anti-social and anti-Pakistan elements are working on foreign agendas," he added.


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