Imran Khan, who took charge as Pakistan prime minister last month, wrote to PM Modi to resume dialogue that has been suspended since 2015. Imran Khan also suggested a meeting between the foreign ministers and said Pakistan “remains ready” to discuss terrorism.
New Delhi had agreed to a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. “We have just agreed to the meeting. The agenda is not finalized,” foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.The government, however, rejected Imran Khan’s proposal for a SAARC summit in Pakistan, saying the atmosphere is not conducive. “Let’s distinguish between meeting and dialogue. This doesn’t change our stand on terrorism,” said Mr Kumar.