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Pak FM offers India dialogue on reopening Khokra Par border

IRNA

Islamabad, Nov 16, IRNA - Pakistan foreign minister Saturday offered 
India dialogue on re-opening of Khokra Par border in Sindh which has 
remained closed for the last four decades. 
"The border may be re-opened through a dialogue for which India 
should come to the negotiation table," said Khurshied Mahmood Kasuri 
quoted by the state-run APP news agency (APP). 
To a question about forthcoming three-day summit conference of 
South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) being held 
in Islamabad in early January next year, Kasuri said if India has any 
reservation to attend the SAARC conference, it should inform Pakistan 
accordingly. 
"It should attend the Summit conference un-conditionally." 
The foreign minister appreciated peoples-to-peoples contact 
between India and Pakistan saying frequent exchange of delegations 
could help better ties between the two countries. 
According to Kasuri, Pakistani parliamentary delegation which 
visited India was not accorded due protocol by the Indian authorities 
hile the Indian parliamentary delegation was provided full protocol 
by the Pakistani government. 
The Foreign minister regretted denial of visa to a Pakistani 
journalists who wanted to visit India with the delegation. 
If India is keen on establishing peoples-to-peoples contacts with 
Pakistan, he said, then New Delhi should reciprocate Islamabad`s 
good-will gestures in the same coin. 
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