Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) welcomed the offer made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan in a hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reciprocate the dialogue offer.
PDP responded to Khan’s letter by tweeting, “Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI for your positive gesture. We hope PM @narendramodi will reciprocate your sentiments. Dialogue is the only way out of this stalemate.”
Khan proposes a meeting this month, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
The ties between India and Pakistan loosened after a series of terror attacks on Indian military bases by Pakistan-based terror groups since January 2016. Consequently, India refused to engage in talks with Pakistan, saying terror and talks cannot go together.
India also pulled out of the SAARC Summit which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan in November 2016 as the ties further tensed over Uri terror attack in which 18 soldiers were killed.