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India will talk again after elections: Minister

Description: Pakistan will try to resume peace talks only after the elections are concluded because talking to New Delhi is “useless” because no major decisions are the current government from the expectation, a senior minister said. Minister of Information of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhary said that the right to interact as Indian leaders are preparing for the upcoming elections is not right, Gulf News report said.

He said, “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. “We have delayed our efforts to hold talks with India because we do not expect any big decision from the present Indian leadership.”

He said that the Pakistan government will respect any Indian leader and parties chosen by the Indian people. When the peace comes, when the Indian leader will give more to Pakistan, he said, there is no difference to Pakistan.

“And, we would like to move forward to hold dialogue with whosoever comes into power in India,” he said.

Indo-Pak relations have been blocked by Pakistani terrorists after the terrorist attacks in 2016 and after India’s surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks taking place between them.

India is putting together terrorism and talk. Chaudhary said that opening of the Kartarpur Corridor between India and Pakistan in November last year is a remarkable development because it will not help the Sikh community and India-Pakistan relations will also benefit.

Chaudhary, who did the news of foreign policy to the military or civilian government in Pakistan, asked, “Of course Prime Minister Imran Khan”.

He said, “During the earlier regimes, there had been conflicts between the civilian government and the army on various issues as they were not capable of talking to each other frankly. But this is the not the case anymore since Imran Khan has come into power.”