Islamabad:

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has composed a letter to his Indian partner Narendra Modi, the Foreign Office said here Thursday, trying to re-begin the respective chats on key issues “testing the relationship” including on fear based oppression and Kashmir.

In the letter dated September 14, the cricketer-turned-government official, who turned into the head administrator a month ago, proposed a gathering between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian partner Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.

“Expanding on the shared want for peace between our two nations, I wish to propose a gathering between Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, before the casual gathering of the SAARC remote pastors at the sidelines of the up and coming UN General Assembly in New York,” Khan composed.

Pakistan and India have a “certainly difficult relationship”, he stated, while reacting to Modi’s letter to him on August 18.

In the letter to Khan, Modi passed on India’s duty to seek after “significant” and “useful” commitment with Pakistan and underlining the need to work for a dread free South Asia.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Twitter: “PM (Imran Khan) has reacted to PM Modi, in a constructive soul, responding his opinions. How about we talk and resolve all issues. We anticipate formal reaction from India”.

In the letter to Modi, Khan expressed: “We, be that as it may, owe it to our people groups, particularly the who and what is to come, to calmly resolve every exceptional issue, including the Jammu and Kashmir question, to connect contrasts and accomplish a commonly helpful result”.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) boss said thanks to Prime Minister Modi for his “warm welcome” and all the best on his presumption of charge as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

The two priests (Qureshi and Swaraj) could investigate the route forward, Khan stated, including that the SAARC Summit in Islamabad “will offer an open door for you to visit Pakistan and for us to re-begin the slowed down discourse process”.

Ties among India and Pakistan nose-jumped following a spate of activist assaults on Indian army installations since January 2016. Following the strikes, India declared it won’t take part in chats with Pakistan, saying fear and talks can’t go as an inseparable unit.

In the midst of elevated strain with Pakistan over Uri activist assault in which 18 armed force men were executed, India had hauled out of the SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in November, 2016. The summit was canceled after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan likewise declined to take part in the meet.

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