We will play role of ''game changer'', says Pak

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Islamabad, Feb 12 (PTI) Promising to play the role ofa "game changer", Pakistan today described as a "positivesign" the decision to resume the dialogue process with Indiabut advocated lots of patience in dealing with difficult andcomplex issues confronting the two countries.

The decision to resume the Indo-Pak dialogue "is apositive sign", Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir saidat a press conference here.

"We are dealing with difficult and complex issues...

Lots of patience and determination is required," he said.

During the SAARC meeting of Foreign Secretaries in theBhutanese capital last week, Bashir had met his Indiancounterpart Nirupama Rao and the two sides had agreed on theneed for constructive talks to resolve all outstanding issuesbetween the two countries.

"We will play the role of a game-changer," Bashirsaid.

The Rao-Bashir meeting had come six months after thefailed round of talks between External Affairs Minister S MKrishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi inIslamabad.

The composite dialogue between the two sides was puton hold after 10 Pakistani terrorists carried out coordinatedattacks in Mumbai in November 2008, killing 166 people. Beforeentering into talks with Pakistan again, India wanted theperpetrators of the attack to be speedily brought to justice.

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