PM Shehbaz writes letter to Modi, says peaceful Pak-India ties imperative for progress of region – World

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urging him to settle the Jammu and Kashmir conflict for “mutual peace and prosperity” between India and Pakistan.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated the election on 11 April and said that India wants peace and stability in the region. Prime Minister Shevaz said Pakistan wants a “peaceful and cooperative relationship” with India and that a resolution to the Kashmir conflict is “essential”.

Here is a copy of Sunday’s letter: Serb.comThe prime minister thanked his Indian counterpart and said Pakistan remains “committed to the maintenance of regional peace and security”.

The letter said Pakistan’s sacrifices and contributions to the fight against terrorism and its eradication were “well known and recognized worldwide.”

“We believe that peaceful and cooperative relations between Pakistan and India are essential for the development and socio-economic improvement of our people and regions.

“This can best be achieved through meaningful participation and peaceful resolution of all unresolved disputes, including those at the core of Jammu and Kashmir,” she wrote.

He urged Modi to collectively secure peace and work for “the development and prosperity of our people.”