`India's rejection of talks unfortunate'
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 2. Pakistan today termed as ``unfortunate'' the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's rejection of its offer of talks and said Islamabad preferred to resolve all outstanding differences with New Delhi through dialogue.
Reacting to Mr. Vajpayee's assertion that there was no point in having any talks with Pakistan, the Foreign Office spokesman, Aziz Ahmed Khan, said India's rejection of talks went against the world-wide practice of resolving all inter-state differences through dialogue and negotiations.
``Pakistan prefers to resolve all differences with India through talks. Our position remains the same.'' On the APHC, he said Pakistan considered the groups as representative of Kashmiri people and their activities were there for all to see.
Pakistan was determined to root out the evil of terrorism and extremism. However, elimination of terrorism is a difficult task and no country can claim to have completely eradicated this menace, he added.
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