ISLAMABAD (Agencies) Pakistan on Monday said it is not hesitant about solving terror-related issues with India though the Kashmir dispute will have to be settled to ensure absolute peace in the region. Talking to a private TV channel, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Pakistan would raise the thorny issues of Kashmir and water during the Foreign Secretary-level talks with India to be held on the February 25 in New Delhi. Welcoming Indians readiness to hold Foreign Secretary-level talks, Basit also urged Indian authorities to accept reality that Kashmir issue is a main hurdle in cordial relations between both countries and without its solution, stability and peace in the region would be a dream. He Kashmir dispute was the core issue between Pakistan and India and its resolution was imperative for long-lasting and durable peace in the region. The talks should not be limited to terrorism but other thorny issues, including water and Kashmir, should also be discussed, he added. He said that India wasted one year by discontinuing talks with Pakistan, adding that it was still unclear what India wanted. There were no chances of Pakistani and Indian Prime Ministers meeting in near future, he stated. He said that Indian proposal for resuming Foreign Secretary-level talks was laudable in the prevailing situation. A number of issues including Kashmir dispute, water issue, terrorism and bilateral trade would be thrashed out in the forthcoming talks between the secretaries of both the countries, he added. In addition, Indian involvement in Fata and Balochistan would also be raised in the deliberations, he added. He said that Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with the resolution adopted by United Nations. He said that time had also come for India to recognize this issue as a fundamental dispute between the two countries. He expressed the confidence that the current engagement with India will be helpful in making progress towards resolution of Kashmir dispute. He, however, said Kashmir leadership would not participate in talks. He also clarified that no conditions had been set for the dialogue. He expressed the confidence that the talks would lead to the resumption of sustained and meaningful composite dialogue process between the two countries. Basit said that Pakistan had no reluctance in solving terror-related issues; however, Kashmir dispute would have to be settled for absolute peace in the region. Terming the statement of Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna that India will not allow terrorists to dictate the scope and schedule of diplomatic interaction with Pakistan a positive step for composite dialogue, the FO spokesman said that terrorism was a global and regional phenomenon and also a big challenge for the world. For tackling this problem, we need cooperation of all regional countries, he added. He further said that international community would have to sit together to devise ways and means for elimination of terrorism and extremism. Pakistan, he said, is itself a victim of terrorism and has rendered numerous sacrifices. No one should doubt Pakistans sincerely to fight militancy, he said. The spokesman said that security and development were two cornerstones of Pakistans foreign policy. The spokesman said that Pakistan did not believe in talks for the sake of talks, rather wanted these to be result-oriented and meaningful, leading to resolution of all the outstanding issues including the core issue of Kashmir. He said that the resolution of core disputes would also help tackle other problems faced by the region, including poverty and disease. Pakistan will strive to ensure that talks with India are irreversible because abrupt severing of negotiations only benefits forces inimical to both Pakistan and India, he maintained. To another question, he said that a major change had been observed in the US policy about Pakistan and American people also wanted an end to drone strikes inside Pakistan. Regarding war against terrorism, he said, it could not be won through force only. Abdul Basit said there were some forces on both sides who wanted to disrupt the peace process and now it was the responsibility of the leadership of the two countries to foil their designs.