Pak PM Imran Khan responds to PM Modi’s letter, harps on Kashmir

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Imran Khan

New Delhi (NVI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today replied to a letter by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he had extended greetings to Khan on Pakistan Day, while also mentioning about Kashmir and talks of peace and stability.

PM Modi had extended greetings to Imran Khan on Pakistan National Day on March 23, saying “India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan” and for which “an environment of trust devoid of terror and hostility is imperative”.

Responding to Modi’s greetings letter, Imran Khan wrote: “The people of Pakistan also desire peaceful, cooperative relations with all neighbours, 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 Jammu & Kashmir dispute.”

“Creation of an enabling environment is imperative for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” he added.

The Pakistani Prime Minister also conveyed his best wishes to India in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier on March 20, PM Modi had wished his Pakistani counterpart a speedy recovery from the novel coronavirus after Khan had tested COVID-19 positive, two days after receiving his first dose of the Chinese Covid vaccine ‘Sinovac’.

PM’s letter to Imran came after India and Pakistan’s announcement ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors recently.