Indian crisis could stall talks

India and Pakistan, fresh from upbeat peace talks, said a political crisis in New Delhi might delay efforts to resume substantive bilateral negotiations.

Pakistani Foreign Minister, Gohar Ayub Khan, said planned talks next week with his Indian counterpart, Inder Kumar Gujral, might be put off because of a looming vote of confidence in the Indian Prime Minister, Deve Gowda.

Meanwhile Pakistan's parliament amended the constitution, stripping the president's powers to sack governments and appoint armed forces chiefs, giving them to the prime minister Reuters - New Delhi

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