Pak Minister Says Government, Military Willing To Hold Talks With India

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Prime Minister Imran Khan had given many hints to New Delhi in this regard.

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Pak Minister Says Government, Military Willing To Hold Talks With India

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan was ready for talks with India.


Islamabad: 

Pakistan's government and military are willing to hold talks with India for regional peace; Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday.In an interview to BBC Urdu, the minister said that while Pakistan is willing to hold talks, the government has not received any positive indication from India. 

"(Prime Minister) Imran Khan has given many hints to New Delhi in this regard," Mr Chaudhry told BBC. 

"As soon as he was elected Prime Minister, Imran (Khan) invited Indian cricketers... In his first speech, he said that we will take two steps forward in response to one step from New Delhi," Mr Chaudhry said. 

He added that Imran Khan also spoke to PM Narendra Modi. He further said that military was in agreement with the government's decision to approach India to improve ties and hold talks. "Both Khan and General Qamar Javed Bajwa understand that a country cannot progress in isolation," he said. 

"Both leaders understand that we will be left behind in the race of development if regional peace is not ensured." 

Mr Chaudhry also said that Pakistan will soon open the Kartar Singh border for Sikh pilgrims and allow them to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur without having to obtain a visa. "A system has been formed for the pilgrims entering Pakistan,"
 



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