Krishna arrives in Pak with mandate to build trust ISLAMABAD, 7 SEPT: External affairs minister S M Krishna today arrived here on a three-day visit to Pakistan to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, saying he had come with a mandate for building trust and confidence between the two countries. â€œI wish to reiterate the desire of India to see a stable and prosperous Pakistan living in peace with itself and the world. That would be in the best interest of everyone,â€ Mr Krishna said in an arrival statement. The minister said leadership of India and Pakistan have mandated building of trust and confidence between the two countries. â€œWe are committed to finding solutions of all issues that have beset our relationship through peaceful bilateral dialogue,â€ he said. Mr Krishna said: â€œWe look to the future where our two countries are able to live together in an atmosphere of friendliness and all-round cooperation free from terror and violenceâ€. Speaking about the objective of his visit, Mr Krishna said, â€œMy endeavour during this visit will be to promote the objectives that I have just mentionedâ€. The minister was received at the airport here by Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir and Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal. Mr Krishna will call on Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf later in the day. He will also hold meeting with leaders from various Pakistan political parties. While no substantive outcome is expected from the visit, both the countries are likely to sign a new liberalised visa agreement which would be a boost for people-to-people contact. Mr Krishna and Ms Khar will also review the resumed dialogue between the two countries, which has been termed as â€œsuccessfulâ€. The minister will also chair the Joint Commission Meeting with Ms Khar tomorrow. In an interview to PTI yesterday, Mr Krishna said he looked forward to his discussions with Ms Khar, â€œwhich I believe will serve to promote mutual understanding and trust between our two countries. â€œIndia is of the view that normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan should be a step-by-step process. My visit to Pakistan is one more step in that approach,â€ he said. Mr Krishna had also made it clear that â€œit would be unrealistic to expect a barbaric terror attack such as Mumbai not to cause a major setback to our efforts to build peace and co-operationâ€. Asserting that Pakistan must address India's â€œterrorism related concernsâ€, he said India has given â€œmore than adequateâ€ evidence to Pakistan to enable them to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice. SM Krishna calls on Pakistani Prime Minister Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told India's External Affairs Minister SM Krishna that his country is looking forward to a visit by his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh. Mr Krishna and Mr Pervez talked about ways to carry forward Indo-Pak relations, sources privy to the meeting said. Pakistan Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar was also present during the 20-minute meeting. Meanwhile, leaders from Pakistan's three main political parties called on Mr Krishna, who arrived in Islamabad on Friday, and discussed issues ranging from the resumed dialogue process and trade. An MQM delegation, led by Dr Farooq Sattar, called on Mr Krishna. The delegation included Waseem Akhtar Nasreen Jalil and Tahir Mashhedi. Mr Sattar emphasised on the need for opening of consulates in Karachi and Mumbai. He also called for making the visa procedure easier. An ANP delegation, led by Senator Muhammad Adeel, also called on Mr Krishna. Mr Adeel said ANP believes that war offers no solution to any problem. He emphasised the need for resolution of all outstanding issues between the two countries through dialogue. A PML (Q) delegation, headed by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, also called on Mr Krishna. He also said that he was looking forward to a meeting with Manmohan Singh. While the Prime Minister has accepted Pakistan's invitation, he has said that a "proper atmosphere" has to be created and a "crucial test" for Islamabad is to bring to book the perpetrators of the heinous Mumbai attacks.