Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) and Indian Prime Minister Modi (R). Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday responded to an earlier letter addressed to him by Modi, telling his Indian counterpart that peace between the 2 states was contingent on decision of the Kashmir subject.

The prime minister was responding to Modi’s letter through which he had conveyed his greatest needs for the folks of Pakistan on March 23.

“Thanks in your letter conveying greetings on Pakistan Day. The folks of Pakistan commemorate this Day by paying tribute to the knowledge and foresight of our founding fathers in envisioning an impartial, sovereign state the place they might reside in freedom and understand their full potential,” wrote PM Imran Khan within the letter.

The premier informed Modi Pakistan needed peaceable relations with all neighbours, together with India, including “we’re satisfied that sturdy peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all excellent points between India and Pakistan, particularly the Jammu & Kashmir dispute”.

He stated to creation of an “enabling setting” between the 2 international locations was important in the event that they have been to have a result-oriented and constructive dialogue.

“I additionally take this chance to convey our greatest needs for the folks of India within the battle towards the COV1D-19 pandemic. Please settle for, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” he wrote.

Modi pens letter to PM Imran Khan on March 23

In his letter, Modi had sought the will for higher relations between India and Pakistan.

“On the event of the Nationwide Day of Pakistan, I lengthen greetings to the folks of Pakistan,” the letter had said at first.

“As a neighbouring nation, India needs cordial relations with the folks of Pakistan. For this, an setting of belief, devoid of terror and hostility is crucial,” Modi had written.

“Excellency, at this tough time for humanity, I want to convey my greatest needs to you and the folks of Pakistan for coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

The Indian premier had concluded by saying: “Please settle for, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

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