She was addressing the Economic Conference "Dividends" being held here, under the auspices of Aman Ki Asha, a joint initiative of the Jang Group of Pakistan and the Times of India newspaper.
Such meetings of the minds go a long way in both promoting trade and amity, she said.
"Both countries must strive to bury the hatchet through dialogue and events like business conferences not only help boost mutual trade but promote peace as well by bringing people together", said foreign minister.
"We all wish peace and prosperity in South Asia and India and Pakistan were not only just two neighbours but also two responsible countries."
"India and Pakistan need to start looking at each other as a common species of this region and address all core issues through dialogue," said the Foreign Minister.
She was of the view that both sides should learn lesson from past and look forward for the interest of the people of this region. Lauding the Jang Group and Times of India for this initiative, she said it could prove vital in building cordial relations between the two nations of South Asia.
Hina Rabbani Khar further said that both Pakistan and India need to make progress over all important issues such as Kashmir and Siachen, Sir Creek to get a place where both sides could have confidant over each other. She further stated the past showed that we hadn't made much progress in addressing several issues.
Citing the example of Siachen dispute, she stated by 1989, Prime Ministers of both the countries had agreed to find a comprehensive solution to this issue but in later years, the solution of this issue couldn't be found and the matter was still unsolved till 2012, which showed that we had lost 23 years of opportunity.
Foreign Minister stated that none of the issue was more important for Pakistan than Kashmir but the solution of all the issues should be found through dialogue.
"In Pakistan, there is consensus across the board that all issues should be addressed through dialogue" said Hina Rabbani Khar and hailed the Aman ki Asha initiative as a great step in improvement of ties between the two very important members of the region.
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw