Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in his letter has replied that for a positive and outcome based dialogue for resolving the prevalent issues between the countries there is a need of an “enabling environment”.
Last week PM Modi in his letter to Mr Khan had written, “India desires cordial relations with Paistan but an atmosphere of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative for it”. The letter was written to greet on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
Mr Khan in his letter has also thanked PM Modi and said that the people of Pakistan also want peaceful relations with all its neighbouring countries including India.
“We are convinced that durable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan in particular the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” wrote Mr Khan in his letter.
“Enabling environment is imperative for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” said the Pakistan PM.
Mr Khan also extended best wishes for the people of India for fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.
On February 25, both the militaries of India and Pakistan had announced that they have agreed for observing all the agreements on ceasefire across the Line of Control in Kashmir and all other sectors.
And weeks later the agreement the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa made peace prelude in New Delhi and said that it was the time for the countries to “bury the past and move forward”.
The relationship between India and Pakistan deteriorated after an attack on Pathankot Air Force base by Pakistan terror groups in 2016. The ties further worsened after subsequent attacks on Uri camp and then the Pulwama attack on 14 February, 2019.