Pakistan urges India to develop trust for dialogue.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has urged India to first create environment of trust before the two nuclear-armed neighbours go for a dialogue to resolve the bilateral issues.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India should stop the bloodshed in Kashmir, ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and reverse its illegal actions in held Kashmir to make the dialogue meaningful.

'Any dialogue should come out with results. We should not aim for a picture session. We have always believed dialogue is the only way for peace,' he told The Nation.

FM Qureshi said Pakistan was a strong advocate of dialogue for peace in the region. 'If India continues to martyr people in Kashmir and keep violating the ceasefire agreement, how can we expect a meaningful dialogue,' he said.

Yesterday, India violated the ceasefire agreement with Pakistan with Indian troops opening fire along the working boundary.

Pakistan strongly protested the unprovoked fire and demanded that India abide by the new ceasefire agreement signed between both countries.

Pakistan summoned the Indian Charge d 'Affaires to the Foreign Office and recorded its protest against the violation.

Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the Indian army opened fire in the Charwa sector without provocation.

This is the first reported incident of ceasefire violation after both countries agreed to hold fire along the Line of Control and other sectors on February 25 earlier this year.

'Pakistan condemns this act of aggression. Such actions are detrimental to the peace efforts,' he said.

Chaudhri said incarcerated Kashmiri leaders including Aasiya Andrabi, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmed Shah, Ashraf Sehrai, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Shakeel Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Zahoor Ahmed and others must be freed.

Reportedly, he said, some of the Kashmiri leaders in Indian jails had already contracted...

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