She also indicated that the new visa agreement will be inked during Krishna's visit.
Asserting that Pakistan has sent some very "serious signals" in viewing India in different light and on moving with India in various sectors, for instance trade relations, Khar said in an interview that by doing this her country was "breaking away from many positions we have held".
Making a strong pitch for the resumed dialogue process to continue, she said, moving forward will mean "Pakistan and India being able to sit around the dialogue table and convert the baby steps into medium-sized strides, which I think is already happening, and then big leaps forward and for that we need to change the mindset.
"I am appalled when I am told that terrorism continues to be an issue. Who can tell me that terrorism is not an issue for Pakistan. And this is all old-time (things)..." The Minister said whatever has happened before today is past and we should not miss on opportunities to build cooperation in future.
"I would be very sorry if Pakistan chose to define its identity by hostile relations with India and vice-versa," she said.
On India's demand for early conclusion of the 26/11 trial, Khar said "by repeating the same things again and again, issues are not resolved".
India should see the whole issue "realistically", keeping in mind the judicial process and not "emotionally", she added.
She also advocated that the two countries should build on the gains and agreements made in the past on issues like Sir Creek and Siachen.
Asked if she thought the liberalised visa pact will be signed during Krishna's visit, Khar said "inshaallah (God willing). Should be."
Krishna arrives in Pak with mandate to build trust
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna Friday 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.
"I 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,"
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.
"We are committed to finding solutions of all issues that have beset our relationship through peaceful bilateral dialogue," he said.
Krishna stressed: "We 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 violence".
Speaking about the objective of his visit, Krishna said, "My endeavour during this visit will be to promote the objectives that I have just mentioned".
The Minister was received at the airport here by Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir and Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal.
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.
Krishna and Khar will also review the resumed dialogue between the two countries, which has been termed as "successful". The Minister will also chair the Joint
Commission Meeting with Khar tomorrow.
In an interview to PTI yesterday, Krishna said he looked forward to his discussions with Khar, "which I believe will serve to promote mutual understanding and trust between our two countries.
"India 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," he said.
Krishna had also made it clear that "it 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
Asserting that Pakistan must address India's "terrorism related concerns", he said India has given "more than adequate" evidence to Pakistan to enable them to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice.
Horrible people .... Indian politicians.
"Mutual Trust' is the operatives word. This gap between the two promontories MUST be bridged before our relations take off....What is Pakistan doing about it? And India? Veevip Sarathy
Will some one tell the Foreign Minister that there is also a very serious legal angle to the killings in Mumbai or she willing to give India an equal number of Pakistanis to be killed in revenge. That would also be justice Pakistani style.
Never to believe and trust each other after these many tactics to defeat the neighbors in every way from border issue to fake currency and terrorist barbaric attack. I do not understand why this type of commission and protocols are required? On the name of smoothing relation new attack would be formulated by devil minds of fake democracy.
No one can dispute that terrorism is the manthra of today. What is there in future, only future will reveal. Terrorism can become the manthra of past only if those who sponsor or promote it contain it if it has not become too late. It is not a matter of emotion as Mumbai is never carried away by emotions but is always bullied by terrorists.
The Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar clear focused her point of view that Terrorism was the Mantra of the Past and not future . It is clear that Indian Diplomats in the past quoted Pakistan of boosting anti Social activities in India were having a positive visionary concepts . No doubt the present Younger Generation of both the countries India and Pakistan are of the concept of having friendly relations and Trade treaties forgetting the past .The Pakistan and Indian Diplomats have time to time gone ahead with bilateral talks to make an atmosphere of Peace between both the Countries .As if both the countries commit for a peace and defuse prevailing tension both the countries will save millions of rupees expenditure on defense . India have always tried its best to have friendly relations across the Border even then then Prime Ministers now former Smt Late Indira Gandhi ,Late Mr Rajiv Gandhi , Mr Atal Behari Vajpaiee and nor S Manmohan Singh have tried to defuse tension .