THIMPHU, (Bhutan) (Agencies) Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday said Pakistan is always ready to revive dialogue process with India to resolve the issues and even agreed to accept the role of any mediator in this regard but the delay is from Indian side. Talking to newsmen here the Foreign Minister said Pakistan has no problem to start a dialogue process with India and even all the political parties in Pakistan are on board to have dialogue with India but the Indian leadership is facing internal political problems that has been creating problems in the resumption of this dialogue process. He said Pakistan is even ready to accept the role of mediator from the United States, Saudi Arabia or China for talks between Pakistan and India. The Foreign Minister said now the international community has realised that India is facing internal problems to resume dialogue, adding, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani engaged his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh in Sharm-el-Sheikh and agreed to continue the dialogue process. He said in his opinion Dr Manmohan Singh wanted to resume talks with Pakistan, but due to pressure from his Congress Party, he could not take decision in this regard. Qureshi said as promised he met his Indian counterpart in New York and presented a road map for continuation of the dialogue process, but so far Pakistan has not received any response from India on this road map. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan has initiated its process to arrest the culprits involved in the Mumbai attacks and their case is in the court, adding now there is need to give due respect and honour to the court process. On the question of Hafiz Saeed Ahmed, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan arrested him twice but he was released from the court due to lack of evidences. He said if there will be no evidence, then, the courts in Pakistan could not proceed against any one. Referring to Mumbai attacks, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan faced many incidents like Mumbai and lost a large number of innocent people and soldiers in the war against terrorism. On the question of arrest of an Indian working in Pakistan, the Foreign Minister said so far Pakistan has not received any official communication from India adding that it is purely internal issue of India. He said since Pakistan has not received any official communication from India on this issue, therefore, there is no chance of reply on it. Meanwhile addressing the 32nd session of SAARC Council of Ministers on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the foremost objective of SAARC was to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region. Qureshi said intra-regional trade must not be viewed as an end in itself and perceived as a means for overall, people-centric development. He underlined the need to first take practical measures to build adequate infrastructure, ensure regional banking facilities and introduce harmonisation of standards. Without an enabling level-playing field, our goals will remain a distant reality, he said, adding that development should not be a privilege of the few. He emphasised that SAARC needed to devise fresh methods and approaches to draw together all those who can contribute to solutions for regional issues; which, by extension, were issues of international concern. On food security, Foreign Minister said although the food crisis that hit the region in recent years had subsided, the possibility of future setbacks could not be overlooked. The SAARC countries could handle food shortages through sharing of best practices in agriculture sector, technology transfer and an efficient irrigation system. The Foreign Minister underscored that early operationalisation of the Food Bank would be of utmost importance. Dilating on the theme of the 16th SAARC summit, Climate Change, Qureshi said the finalisation of SAARC Convention on Cooperation on Environment had laid the foundation of a broad-based institutionalised apparatus. This would address regional environmental concerns. He also reiterated Pakistans offer to establish a SAARC Regional Centre on Climate Change in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister said South Asia was a water-stressed region. It is important to develop a regional approach on water issues including glacier melting, watershed management and pollution on an urgent basis. He also underlined the need for redoubling SAARC efforts towards energy security through sharing of indigenous sources of energy. Pakistan supports measures to secure sustainable supplies to meet regional energy demand at an affordable price. He said Pakistan continued to hold that transit facilitation measures for oil and gas pipelines, and other energy resources including access to international markets keeping in view the regions interests. Speaking on the issue of terrorism, Qureshi said elimination of this scourge from South Asia and beyond had remained, and would continue to remain Pakistans primary occupation. He said Pakistan valued and was fully cognizant of the importance of regional cooperation for combating terrorism, drugs, human trafficking and transnational crimes. Pakistan is looking forward to hosting the SAARC Interior Ministers conference in Islamabad (25-26 June) to devise regional strategies and collaborative approaches for addressing the international menace. The Foreign Minister said South Asia today stood at a very critical juncture. On one hand, it is confronting with the banes of poverty, disease, illiteracy and conflict, on the other, a scintillating future with vast potential for actualisation of human and natural resources. He said the global environment provided an unprecedented range of opportunities in the form of capital flows, trade, information and technology, which if wisely utilised could transform the life of SAARC nations. Qureshi stated that SAARC summits in the past had urged for graduation from declaratory to the implementation phase. SAARCs regional approach, therefore, must move from the realm of ideas to action plans. Synergies must be built between regional plans and national endeavours by accepting country ownership for implementation of all regional action plans, and their overall coordination and follow-up. He said SAARC needed to focus on project-based cooperation. It should identify regional and sub-regional projects, in priority areas, to vitalise the interstate cooperation in all spheres of importance. The Foreign Minister concluded his statement by stressing that regional cooperation be formulated and pursued with political will and commitment of the member states. Our foremost priority must be to ensure that we have our regional perspective clearly drawn; our goals and priorities pragmatically defined, and our wherewithal appropriately geared towards the realisation of our declared regional objectives. He said SAARC must be seen as a viable regional organisation, responsive to the aspirations of its people. All SAARC countries must do a reality check of what has been achieved so far, and what still remains to be done, he added. The Foreign Minister said Pakistan regarded SAARC as a thriving organisation, promoting not only the regional development, but also advancing the global agenda of peace and prosperity. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Bhutan vowed to play more active and vibrant role to promote the SAARC organisation and its activities for the development of the region. Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Y Thinley, who held a meeting with Prime Minister on the sidelines of the SAARC summit emphasised the importance of the organisation and the need for closer cooperation. The meeting was held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere at the Pakistan House, where Prime Minister Gilani was staying. Prime Minister said the spirit of SAARC that has brought together all the members here at Thimphu should be used to bring the people of the region closer. He said: We must utilise the SAARC forum to develop relationship between the member states as well as for the peace and prosperity in the region. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Bangladesh Tuesday agreed to cooperate with each other for promoting democratic values by using the important forum of SAARC. During the meeting between Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajid here at Bangladesh House, both the leaders discussed the concept of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Charter of Democracy to further strengthen democratic institutions in the region. The Bangladeshi Premier told Prime Minister Gilani that her country wants to present the concept of SAARC Charter of Democracy. Prime Minister Gilani assured her full support on this concept. Prime Minister Gilani said the leaders of both the countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh rendered sacrifices only for the cause of democracy therefore, they could further cooperate in strengthening the democratic institutions. Gilani said both the countries and other leaders of the region should get together for the success of the concept of SAARC Charter of Democracy. He said there are vast opportunities for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in all the fields. He said priority should be given to enhance and promote bilateral trade between the two countries. The Prime Minister emphasised the need for early meeting of foreign secretaries of the two countries so that bilateral relations could be further promoted. He said these bilateral relations should be further extended to high level meetings from both sides. In this regard, Prime Minister Gilani extended invitation to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to visit Pakistan while she also extended invitation to Prime Minister Gilani to visit her country. The two sides also agreed to cooperate at multilateral fora because both have convergence of views on international issues. Referring to presence of democratic governments in all the member states of SAARC, both the prime ministers also agreed to further cooperate with them for strengthening these democratic institutions. Prime Minister Gilani also briefed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on the successful process of 18th Constitutional Amendment and efforts for creating consensus among the political forces in this regard. The issue of shortage of power was also discussed in the meeting and both the prime ministers agreed to work at regional level and taking advantage of surplus power with some of the countries in the region.