India to Soon Engage Pak in Peace Talks: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: India will soon engage Nawaz Sharif-led government in dialogue to resolve outstanding issues between the two countries, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan has said.

Sharat Sabharwal met the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and informed him about the progress made by the two countries in various areas.

According to Dawn News, he said that in the last two years India had relaxed its visa regime and now Pakistanis were allowed to visit 10 cities.

Sabharwal also said trade relations been the two countries improved because of the better environment provided by them.

Rehman lauded India’s move to relax its visa rules, but said Pakistanis were still facing difficulties both on the border and inside India and asked its neighbour to further relax visa and travel restrictions.

He also welcomed the growth registered by the two countries in bilateral trade and took the opportunity to clarify his stance on the matter.

According to the report, Rehman said the water dispute had a direct bearing on Pakistan’s agricultural, industrial and trade sectors, and would not allow the two countries to benefit fully from their massive potential.

He urged the top leaders of India and Pakistan to show maturity and resolve their outstanding issues.

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