PORT OF SPAIN (Agencies) - Pakistan has said 'political compulsions and 'divisions in Indian polity are preventing India from holding dialogue with Islamabad, after the foreign ministers of the two countries avoided a meeting despite being under the same roof during the Commonwealth Summit. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who represented Pakistan at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), said he came face-to-face with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Indian counterpart SM Krishna but did not hold any dialogue. Well We did get a chance to meet as we were under the same roof. I met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, I met Foreign Minister Krishna but there was no dialogue, Qureshi told an Indian TV channel the other day. He said despite acknowledging at a bilateral meeting in Sharm-el-Sheikh that dialogue was the only way forward for the two countries, India did not yet appear to be ready. There are political compulsions, lack of consensus on what to do, he remarked. To a question, he said Pakistan had progressed responsibly in the prosecution of the Mumbai attack culprits. But India had provided insufficient proof against Hafiz Saeed, he pointed to the fact. Meanwhile, Qureshi has told the Commonwealth community that todays Pakistan symbolises the deep commitment of its people towards democracy and democratic values. He expressed these views while taking part in a special debate on Fundamental Political Values. Pakistan has been a fellow companion of the member countries all along in its journey for the collective quest for democracy, he asserted.He said the journey had been arduous and treacherous but Commonwealth as an organisation was a great supporter on the long voyage. He pointed out that common thread, which bonded Pakistan with the rest of community, was the belief and the commitment to the fundamental values of Commonwealth community. Our struggle for pluralistic democratic system and endeavour to ensure independence of judicial system and above all efforts to bring prosperity and happiness to our people is not only a cornerstone of the present government but also the essence of Commonwealth philosophy. Foreign Minister Qureshi also complimented the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and its members for their strenuous efforts in last many years to promote political values and democratic governments within the organisation. While complimenting the Commonwealth for its efforts, he said Pakistan was also a witness and a beneficiary of the groups persuasive diplomacy that was employed to encourage the member states to abide by their commitments towards democracy and rule of law. These efforts, he said, also provide a good model to other multilateral organisations. Qureshi also proposed the need of establishing a Commonwealth Network of Election Management Bodies, as independent national elections commissions are critical to hold fair and free polls. Such a body, the minister said, could also serve as a linchpin for a pluralistic democratic system. On the other hand, Shah Mahmood held a meeting with his British counterpart David Miliband on the margins of the CHOGM and discussed a whole range of issues of mutual interest the other day. He briefed Miliband on the gains made by Pakistan against militancy, saying, This has been possible due to the national consensus against extremism forged by the democratic government and across the board resolve of the nation to eliminate terrorism, he remarked. The British Foreign Secretary updated the Shah on the forthcoming international conference on Afghanistan in London in which Afghanistan and neighbouring along with other regional countries and Nato allies are invited. The gathering is scheduled on January 28. The post-election scenario in Afghanistan in the context of governance, security, national integration and regional cooperation were also discussed during the interaction. Qureshi stressed that controlling drug trafficking and flow of weapons from Afghanistan to the neighbouring countries should be among the priorities of the incoming Afghan government. The ministers previewed the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Gilani to the UK as part of the strategic dialogue process between the two countries. Qureshi emphasised the need to have a mechanism of structured dialogue to make the process meaningful and result oriented. They also talked about the forthcoming visit of Pak-UK Education Task Force to Pakistan, which will help improve the standard of education in Pakistan. The British secretary reassured his governments continued support for the FoDP process. They also shared views on the ways and means to strengthening and modernising the Commonwealth and agreed that the participation of French President, Danish Prime Minister and UN Secretary General in the CHOGM Special Session on Climate Change was an acknowledgement of the Commonwealths importance. The two ministers expressed satisfaction at the Port of Spain Declaration on Climate Change adopted by CHOGM as a message of support to the COP-15.