Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked India to appreciate Pakistan’s efforts in curbing terrorism and said the two countries should de-link their peace process from incidents of terror to make dialogue a ‘sustainable proposition’.
Gilani, who was speaking at a national conference of the Pakistan chapter of the South Asia Free Media Association on Saturday evening, said Pakistan and India should resolve all outstanding disputes through peaceful means.
“I call upon India to appreciate our efforts in curbing terrorism that poses the biggest internal threat to our national interests, ethos and values. Pakistan and India should resolve their disputes, especially on Kashmir, through peaceful means and productive dialogue,” he said.
“We should de-link the peace process from incidents of terrorism to make composite dialogue a sustainable proposition,” Gilani said.
Pakistan, he said, wants ‘peaceful coexistence and friendly relations’ with the countries of South Asia and the world.