No Anti-India Statements: Pakistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government is making efforts for amity with India. In the process, Shariff has warned his ministers not to make any anti-India statement that could damage the peace process.
As per reports, Sharif is hopeful about better ties with India, which would benefit the whole region. It's not just Sharif; Pakistan military also seeks peace with India. The Pakistan PM wanted to give top priority to Kashmir, terrorism and trade when the two sides discuss peace.
Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to meet in Switzerland on January 20 to attend the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters. "There will be statements only that encourage the dialogue process rather than digging out the past. The PM has asked the close aides and cabinet members to promote peace," The Nation quoted an official as saying.
The statement highlights the upward trend in India-Pakistan ties since the meeting between Sharif and Modi in Paris on the sidelines of the climate summit, which paved the way for a meeting of the national security advisors meeting in Bangkok and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan.
While relations between India and Pakistan had deteriorated due to breakdown of talks and frequent border skirmishes since last year, the diplomatic train has taken speed following recent developments. Good to see, Pakistan is also trying for peace with India.