New Delhi:  Asfandyar Wali Khan, president, Awami National Party, during Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2011 at The Taj Palace Hotel. Photo: Ajay Aggarwal

New Delhi: Noting a change in mindset in Pakistan regarding the peace process
with India, seasoned Pakistani politician Asfandyar Wali Khan called for
changing the stated positions for normalising ties between the two countries.

Change the stated positions to usher in peace. This was the common ground
three politicians, two from Jammu and Kashmir and one from Pakistan, addressed
on Day 2 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, India.

Khan said, "Two generations in both countries have had hatred for each other.
The stated positions have to change for bringing in peace."

"We cannot be stuck with the stated positions and core issues (Kashmir for
Pakistan and terrorism for India) hijacking the dialogue process," ANP chief
later said. Khan also called for ‘sharing of real time intelligence between the
two countries to fight terror.’ (Hindustan Times reports)