Pakistan wants talks with India to resolve all disputes

Vastavam web: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday said Islamabad wants talks with New Delhi to resolve all reconcilable problems, including the Kashmir issue, according to a media report, a day after India said there will be no bilateral meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek.

In a letter to Modi congratulating him on his second term as the prime minister of India, Khan said talks between the two nations were the only solution to help both countries’ people overcome poverty and that it was important to work together for regional development, the Geo TV reported. Khan said Pakistan desires the resolution of all problems, including that of the Kashmir issue, it said.

This is the second time after Modi was re-elected to the power that the Pakistani premier has expressed his desire to work together with India for the betterment of their peoples. Tensions between the two countries worsened after the Pulwama terror attack and both the countries were almost on the brink of war after India’s military planes struck a terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 and Pakistan carried out a counter-offensive the next day.

India has rejected Pakistan’s offer of talks, maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together. No bilateral meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Khan on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday in New Delhi.