Don’t expect much from present Indian Govt, will hold talks after elections: Pakistan

Srinagar: Pakistan has said that they are open to hold talks with India after the elections as they don’t expect much from the present dispensation of the country.

The Information Minister of Pakistan, in an interview with the Gulf News, said, “We have delayed our efforts to hold talks with India because we do not expect any big decision from the present Indian leadership.”

He added that it is not the right time to hold a dialogue as Indian politics is currently in ‘turmoil’ because of the upcoming elections. “It is useless to talk to them (India) now unless there is some stability. We will move forward once the new government is formed after the elections,” he said.

Asked which Indian leader will suit Pakistan more when it comes to peace talks – Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi — Chaudhry said that it does not matter for Islamabad.

“We will respect any Indian leader and the party elected by the Indian people. And we would like to move forward to hold a dialogue with whosoever comes into power in India.”

Bilateral ties remain frosty with Islamabad not having taken any action against terrorists and terror groups operating out of Pakistan’s soil.

The Minister said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan invited India on multiple occasions to hold talks but New Delhi never responded positively.

Khan had earlier said that India gave a “political colour” to his gesture of opening the Kartarpur border to link Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur in India with the Kartarpur gurdwara where Guru Nanak spent his last years.

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