In an Interview with BBC, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan wanted peace with India as both Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) believe that a country could not progress single handedly without taking the whole region on board.
“In his first speech, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that we will take two steps forward in response to one step from New Delhi,” Fawad said.
He said Pakistan would soon open Kartarpur border, situated in district Narowal, for Sikh pilgrims and allow them to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without obtaining visa. They could return to India after performing religious rituals there. He said in Pakistan , all of our institutions are at the same page and PTI government takes initiatives only after getting input from relevant institutions.
Responding to a question, he said the vote bank of Bharatiya Janata Party could not be effected as a result of extending friendship with Pakistan as elections are scheduled next year.