The premier wrote this in a letter to the Indian chief, every week after Modi informed Imran in a message that his nation, being a neighbour, desired cordial relations with the Pakistani folks.
“I thanks on your letter conveying greetings on Pakistan Day. The folks of Pakistan commemorate this Day by paying tribute to the knowledge and foresight of our founding fathers in envisioning an impartial, sovereign state the place they might dwell in freedom and realise their full potential,” Prime Minister Imran wrote within the letter, dated March 29, the International Workplace confirmed.
“The folks of Pakistan additionally need peaceable, cooperative relations with all neighbours, together with India,” he added.
The prime minister mentioned Pakistan was satisfied that “sturdy peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all excellent points between India and Pakistan, specifically the Jammu & Kashmir dispute”.
“Creation of an enabling atmosphere is crucial for a constructive and result-oriented dialogue,” Imran emphasised.
In his letter, the premier additionally conveyed greatest needs for the Indian folks within the combat in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Please settle for, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” he concluded.
Prime Minister Modi in his letter had acknowledged that “an atmosphere of belief, devoid of terror and hostility” was crucial for pleasant relations between the 2 nations.
The Indian premier had additionally conveyed needs to Imran and the Pakistani folks for coping with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, terming it a “troublesome time for humanity”.
The event had come days after Prime Minister Imran mentioned India must make the primary transfer to normalise ties with Pakistan.
“We are attempting, however India must take step one and except it does that we can’t transfer forward,” the premier mentioned whereas inaugurating the primary version of the Islamabad Safety Dialogue.
The perpetually tense relations between the 2 nations, which have fought three wars, in addition to partaking in a number of episodes of restricted battle, suffered a breakdown after India illegally annexed occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
Nonetheless, the 2 nations sprung a shock final month by asserting the resumption of ceasefire on the Line of Management (LoC) after a ‘hotline contact’ between the administrators common of army operations of the 2 nations. Many imagine that settlement was made potential by a backchannel, though Pakistani officers strongly deny it.
No violation has since then been reported on the LoC and importantly there was a visual discount in rhetoric from either side.
In his speech on the Islamabad dialogue, Prime Minister Imran mentioned the Kashmir subject was the lone irritant standing in the best way of higher relations between Pakistan and India.
Whereas addressing the identical occasion, Military Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa too harassed the necessity to resolve the Kashmir dispute by peaceable means, saying: “We really feel it’s time to bury the previous and transfer ahead.”