Islamabad opens window for talks: says top Indian envoy to Pakistan



Kolkata, Sept. 9 (TNS): Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria said India was filled with cautious hope as Pakistan opened political window, The Indian Express reported on Sunday.

The statement came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for better relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Bisaria, addressing a ceremony in Indian city of Kolkata, said the new government in Pakistan had opened a political window and filled India with cautious hope.

The Indian diplomat went on to say the bilateral relations received a setback after the Pathankot and Uri incident “but after the new government came in Pakistan, a new political window opened up and we are filled with cautious hope”.

“Terrorism is a deal-breaker; what is important is a bilateral conversation and that will happen when terrorism ends,” he added.

He stressed on enhanced bilateral trade to better the ties and underscored efforts to secure release of every Indian prisoner in Pakistan and their repatriation on humanitarian grounds.