'...And in this,' says the Pakistan Prime Minister, 'if the big country makes a concession of say one hundred rupees, the smaller one can also make a concession of a rupee and a half,' insisting that, 'Kashmir is the core issue'.
The ISI likes him. The CIA wanted Zia to make him the Pakistan PM in 1985. He calls Musharraf his boss and meets Nancy Powell frequently. Currently he is PM Vajpayee's interlocutor. Will Musharraf let him be the front-man?
Statement by the Pakistan Prime Minister issued on May 6 where he said that he has 'sent a formal invitation to Prime Minister Vajpayee to visit Pakistan' and that 'he is welcome to visit Pakistan whenever he wishes to do so'.