Islamabad: Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Pakistan and India have to brush aside internal pressure to resolve mutual problems.
She claimed that Pakistan was serious in dialogues with the neighbouring country and it had sent effective message to New Delhi.
She was addressing in the Senate, the upper house, and later talking to media here in the federal capital on Thursday.
The foreign minister said that India had accepted the killing of four Pakistanis at Line of Control (LoC), adding that the neighbouring country had also failed to prove that other two killed persons at the LoC were their (India) citizen.
Khar said that both the countries should ignore little conflicts and move forward for the betterment of people. “We have tried to resolve the Sir Creek issue with India while reports regarding the Indian search of minerals in the region are not correct.”
She said that Pakistan wanted better ties with Afghanistan, adding that the country wanted to see its neighbouring country stable and prosper.
“We believe that Afghanistan will understand the changing character of Pakistan and hope that it will reconsider the changing Pakistan.”
The minister hopefully said that peace would be restored in Afghanistan till 2014.
Commenting over the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project, Khar said, “Pakistan has an independent foreign policy…we started the new foreign policy five year ago but it does not that Pakistan is against any country.”
The minister, who was also a minister in former President Pervez Musharraf’s ear, said that the country’s current foreign policy was the result of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s great vision.