‘Doubting Pak won’t solve anything’

Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Tuesday favoured security cooperation with India and said doubting Islamabad’s ability to fight terror

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2013 1:29 am

Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Tuesday favoured security cooperation with India and said doubting Islamabad’s ability to fight terror will not solve anything.

In an oblique reference to the Kashmir issue,he said,“Inequalities,injustices,anywhere in any part of the world breeds violence and violence takes different heinous forms.”

Bashir,who was addressing a gathering at the PHD Chambers,said,“Pakistan has been cooperating with many countries on information-sharing to counter terrorism for many years. We have Home Secretary-Internal Security dialogue which deals with issues like drugs and counter-terrorism.”

“We have said there there is a need for cooperation. So,I don’t think doubting Pakistan’s ability,in the first place,would really solve anything,” he said.

The dates for talks on various bilateral issues were being worked out with Islamabad looking at “quick movement” across the board,he said.

“Our government is settling in and I must say it considers India the most important track and we are for quick movement across the board in terms of relations,” he said.

On the leaked Abbottabad report,he said,“The version of the report that you see is a version and government of Pakistan has said that the report is yet to be issued”.

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