PM Imran Khan telling to Narendra Modi. The Pakistani people “also desire peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbors including India”, it emerged on Tuesday.
The premier wrote this in a letter to the Indian leader. A week after Modi told Imran in a message that his country. Being a neighbour, desired cordial relations with the Pakistani people.
“I thank you for your letter conveying greetings on Pakistan Day. The people of Pakistan commemorate this Day by paying tribute to the wisdom and foresight of our founding fathers in envisioning an independent, sovereign state. where they could live in freedom and realize their full potential,”
Prime Minister Imran wrote in the letter, dated March 29, the Foreign Office confirmed.
The people of Pakistan also desire peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbours. including India,” He added.
The prime minister said Pakistan was convinced that
“durable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan in particular the Jammu & Kashmir dispute”.
“Creation of an enabling environment is imperative for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” Imran emphasised.
In Narendra Modi’s letter:
in his letter, the premier also conveyed best wishes for the Indian people in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” he concluded.
Prime Minister Modi in his letter had stated that “an environment of trust.The Indian premier had also conveyed wishes to Imran and the Pakistani people. The Indian PM had also conveyed wishes to Imran. And the Pakistani people about dealing with coronavirus.
We are trying, but India would have to take the first step. And unless it does that we cannot move ahead,” the prime Minister said.
However, the two countries sprung a surprise. Last month by announcing the resumption of ceasefire at the LOC.
After a ‘hotline contact’. between the directors general of military operations of the two countries. Many believe that agreement was made possible through a backchannel. Although Pakistani officials strongly deny it.
Jammu Kashmir Issues (PM Imran Khan) :
in his speech at the Islamabad dialogue. Prime Minister Imran said the Kashmir issue was the lone irritant. These issues standing in the way of better relations between Pakistan and India.
In the same event. Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa too stressed the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means, saying:
“We feel it is time to bury the past and move forward.”