Pak Calls For Talks With India On Kashmir Bus
17 November 2003
The Times of India
Islamabad: Pakistani foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri called today for talks between Pakistan and India to start a bus service between Jammu and Kashmir. Last month Pakistan agreed in principle to India's offer to start the service between the two zones, but only if the United Nations was responsible for handling travel documentation for the journey across the line of control. Speaking at a news conference after returning from a visit to Europe, Kasuri said this was only one possibility. 'One modality suggested is United Nations travel documents, but we can work out modalities,' he told a news conference. 'Pakistan and India can meet to work out modalities.' 'We want to encourage contact between people living on both sides of the line of control. The Pakistan government is for it.'