Abdul Basit Calls For ‘Uninterrupted’ Talks Between India, Pak


Jaipur: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, has stressed that there should be uninterrupted talks between the two Asian neighbours for peace and regional stability.

Basit was addressing a function in Rajasthan’s Jaipur city when the statement was made, dawn quoted Radio Pakistan as reporting.

Asserting that Kashmir was the root cause of all issues between the two nations, Basit said that an environment of cooperation must persist for resolution of disputes.

The Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two countries was supposed to take place last year but was deferred following a militant attack in the Pathankot air base in January this year.

The Pakistani authorities cracked down on militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) following India’s accusation that the group was responsible for the attacks.

Soon after the Pathankot attack, Pakistan set up a six-member Special Investigation Team to follow up on the leads India had provided.

Pakistan has assured India full cooperation in investigation the matter.

Pakistan’s adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, last week said that a team would visit India in the next few days to probe the Pathankot attack while expressing hope that the Foreign Secretary-level talks would be scheduled soon after.

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