The newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for the resumption of peace dialogue between India and Pakistan.
In a bid to initiate peace between the two countries, new Pakistani PM Imran Khan has written a proposal to India PM Narendra Modi seeking resumption of peace dialogue. In the letter, PM Imran Khan sought for a meeting between Foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of UNGA (United Nations General Assembly), which is held at New York. The UNGA will be held in the last week of September and will be running for nine days.
This asking-for-the-peace-letter from Imran Khan was in response to Modi’s communication to him seeking a “meaningful and constructive” engagement between India and Pakistan. Perhaps, the letter was first formal proposal from either side for a meaningful engagement between Indian and Pakistan after Pakistan’s new government took over. Imran Khan has asked for the resumption of peace which was launched in December 2015, but couldn’t take off because of the Pathankot airbase attack in the starting of 2016.
While it is being speculated whether the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan will resume peace talks at UNGA or not, perhaps it is both best for both countries to resolve all the major issues including the terrorism and Kashmir issue, and retain peace. Commenting on the proposal, Head of the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs of US State Department – Alice Wells said “We welcome the words of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he discussed the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders”.