Pakistan puts dialogue on hold with India
*“We have delayed our efforts to hold talks with India because we do not expect any big decision from the present Indian leadership,” said Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Broadcasting and Information.*
In an interview with Gulf News link on Sunday, the minister said, it is not the right time for a dialogue with its arch-rival as currently the Indian politics is in turmoil. “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.
Prime Minister Imran Khan invited India on several occasions, including during his acceptance speech, in a bid to make peace after the electoralvictory, nevertheless, the nuclear-powered-neighbour did not give any response, Mr. Chuadhry continued.
When asked which Indian leader will suit Pakistan more when it comes to peace talks — Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi, the minister said, “We will respect any Indian leader and the party elected by the Indian people. And, we would like to move forward to hold dialogue with whosoever comes into power in India.”