Pakistan high commissioner to India calls on PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Wednesday called on Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif here and briefed him about the current state of Pakistan-India relations.
Basit, who arrived from New Delhi early this morning, held a meeting with senior officials at the Foreign Ministry, briefing them about statements made by different Indian political leaders, including the spokesperson of the India Ministry of External Affairs.
The High Commissioner to India also briefed Foreign Office officials about the future of Pak-India relations in light of recent developments between the two countries.
A meeting with the PM was held after consultations concluded.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is keen to develop good relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality as well as mutual respect and interest.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi was also present during the meeting.
The series of meetings in Islamabad follows a series of strongly-worded back-and-forth statements between Pakistani and Indian politicians.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also spoke about India’s objection to the $46 billion CPEC project, saying that Chinese leadership had also rejected Delhi’s stance.


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