ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has underlined the fact that “no Pakistani ruler can ignore the core issue of Kashmir".

In an interview, she termed the stalemate in Kashmir dialogue quite detrimental for peace and harmony in the Sub-continent, while also assuring that Pakistan was keeping stringent focus over developments in Kashmir, including the issue of aftermath effects of hanging of popular Kashmiri activist Afzal Guru.

"It is Pakistan's full endeavour to ebb any out-of-control situation", she assured, cautioning India to eschew any slackness over the issue, and rather expedite a conducive result-oriented debate at the earliest.

"Situation is fast changing due to elections, but the issue of Kashmir would never change", she deliberated, while also expressing her deepest regrets and concerns of incidents at LoC, which had gushed in feelings of animosity once more.

She warned that stalemate in dialogue shall encourage extremist and terrorist elements, which would certainly not be conducive for both the countries.

As an example she also referred to the controversial, discriminating Kishanganga project, which had been successfully resolved by International Court of Justice, amicably, by projecting a viable roadmap for water supplies, while considering reservations and apprehensions of both sides.

Staff Reporter from Islamabad adds: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar held bilateral consultations with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani in Doha on Sunday.

During the meeting the two leaders reviewed various aspects of bilateral cooperation and discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest including the situation in Afghanistan. While discussing the bilateral relations, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan attached immense importance to its special relations with Qatar and that it was keen to further strengthen and diversify these relations in all fields.

She underlined the need to build a mutually beneficial economic and trade relations between the two countries and invited Qatar's investment in the energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors.

She also urged the Government of Qatar to hire more Pakistani workers, adding, that the 90,000 strong Pakistani community was playing an important role in the development of the fast growing State of Qatar.

During her stay, she would also call on the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Pakistan and Qatar enjoy excellent bilateral relations and the Foreign Minister is visiting to follow up on the issues discussed during the visit of the President Asif Ali Zardari in November last year. Besides, discussing bilateral ties they would also discuss regional issues of mutual interest particularly the situation in Afghanistan.