Nirupama Subramanian

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Tuesday Pakistan wanted good relations with India and that terrorists must not be allowed to undo the gains of the peace process.

He was briefing envoys on Islamabad’s offer to set up a “joint investigating mechanism” to probe the Mumbai attacks.

The offer came just ahead of an all-party conference (APC) called by the government to discuss the situation that has arisen in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.

However, in a joint resolution of the APC, there was no mention of cooperation with India. It talked of the defence of Pakistan’s honour and dignity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and expressed support for the armed forces in defending the country’s security.

The resolution condemned “unsubstantiated” allegations against Pakistan and said it wanted good relations with India “on the basis of settlement of all outstanding disputes.”

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