Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan never evaded talks and wants to live in peace with all its neighbours including India.
Speaking at a news conference in Dubai, he said both India and Pakistan will have to think about their bilateral ties.
The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is ready to talk with India if it takes back its steps of August 5.
He said Pakistan cannot ignore the Kashmir issue.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan desires peace in the region as with peace the economy will begin to improve and more economic opportunities will be created.
The Foreign Minister said his visit to United Arab Emirates will strengthen existing bilateral ties between the two countries and he will hold a meeting with his counterpart today.
He said the government wants to give the right to vote to the overseas Pakistanis and it is consulting with other political parties on the issue.