NEW DELHI - Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan wants conflict-free relations with India regardless of which party or coalition wins the Lok Sabha elections.
In an interview, he said there has been progress on many issues, including confidence building measures, Jammu and Kashmir, trade, people-to people-contacts and cultural exchanges.
He stressed that both the countries to revert back to table talks and discuss all bilateral issues and disputes without preconditions at the earliest and make the talks meaningful.
Shedding light on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's vision about region, Abdul Basit said his region-first policy envisages a region that is connected through roads and rail networks, have free trade and people-to-people contact, cultural exchanges, cooperation and extensive sporting and tourism links.
The High Commissioner said that Pak-India bilateral trade, which presently is $ 2.6 billion can swell up manifolds if there is peace.