Pakistan will extend invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference in Pakistan, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has said on Tuesday while addressing a conference on Kashmir in Islamabad.
“The incumbent government after assuming power immediately tried to normalise relations with India. Despite negative signals, Pakistan has continued peace efforts and initiative,” Dr Faisal said “We want to establish a good relationship with India. Prime Minister Imran Khan who has said if India takes one step [for peace], Pakistan will take two,” he added. The last Saarc summit was held in Kathmandu in 2014.
Commenting on the Kashmir issue, Dr Faisal said “We want to resolve the issue through dialogue. Our first target is to stop human rights violations in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK)”.
The Foreign Office spokesperson said Prime Minister Imran Khan will do the groundbreaking of Kartarpur border corridor on Wednesday (today), which will enable Sikh pilgrims from India to visit one of the most sacred religious sites in Pakistan. “This is a great achievement and success,” he added. “The opening of Kartarpur border would eventually help Sikh community Yatries to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, situated in Narowal District without any visa. Indian journalists should also visit Kartarpur and attend the opening ceremony,” he added.
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22 August, 2019