Pakistan Ready to Resume Talks with India After Elections: Minister

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ISLAMABAD — Islamabad is willing to resume peace talks with New Delhi but only after elections in India, Pakistan’s information minister Fawad Chaudhry has said in an interview.

Terming the present circumstances unfit for talks, Chaudhry told Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News, “We have delayed our efforts to hold talks with India because we do not expect any big decision from the present Indian leadership.”

“It is useless to talk to them now unless there is some stability. We will move forward once the new government is formed after the elections.”

Asked which Indian leader Pakistan would prefer for peace talks, 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.”

Fawad Chaudhry said opening of the Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan last November would not only help the Sikh community but also improve bilateral ties.

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