Pakistan PM Khan replies to Indian counterpart Modi’s letter

'Let's talk', says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan replied to a letter written by his counterpart Narendra Modi saying Pakistan desires peaceful relations with India. Modi had written to Khan on the occasion of Pakistan’s Republic Day on March 23, also calling for peaceful relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

Imran Khan, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes on Pakistan day. “The people of Pakistan commemorate this day by paying tribute to the wisdom and foresight of our founding fathers in envisioning an independent, sovereign state where they could live in freedom and realize their full potential,” mentioned the letter, which was written to the India government as acknowledgement of PM Modi’s letter. Khan’s letter was dispatched to Modi a day ago, according to two government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government policy. They said Khan in Monday’s letter called for the resolution of the dispute over the Kashmir region and all other outstanding issues between the two sides. He also conveyed his best wishes to India in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, neither the Indian nor Pakistani foreign ministries responded to requests for comment.