Islamabad: The renewed India-Pakistan dialogue process should be ‘uninterrupted’ and constructive for the resolution of contentious issues like the Kashmir dispute, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday.

Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with Abdullah Abdurahman Alim, the OIC Secretary General’s special representative on Jammu and Kashmir.

He informed Alim about his recent meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh in Mohali and expressed satisfaction at the ‘resumption of a full spectrum of dialogue on all issues’, including Kashmir.

The Prime Minister ‘hoped that the renewed process of dialogue would be uninterrupted and would be constructive for the resolution of contentious issues like the Jammu and Kashmir dispute”, an official statement said.

At the same time, Gilani said the international community should urge India to respect the fundamental rights of Kashmiris and alleged atrocities against Kashmiris "should be stopped forthwith".

He underlined his country’s strong belief that any solution to the Kashmir issue must be acceptable to Pakistan, India and the Kashmiri people.

(Agencies)