Pakistan hopeful of resumption of talks with India soon: Abdul Basit

Observing that there is no complete "shutdown" in diplomacy, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit on Sunday hoped the stalled dialogue process with India would resume soon even as he underlined the importance of "adhering to" the ceasefire agreement by both the countries.

Time for India, Pakistan to make a new beginning: Abdul Basit
Time for India, Pakistan to make a new beginning: Abdul Basit

Almost a month after New Delhi cancelled talks with Islamabad, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Thursday said that both the countries should make a new beginning.

UN chief asks India, Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts.

People of state basic party to Kashmir issue: Hurriyat

The moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday rejected the Centre`s assertion that India and Pakistan were the only two parties to the Kashmir issue.

US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting.

Amit Shah lauds govt`s firm stand on calling off Indo-Pakistan talks

Noting that Pakistan had earlier held talks with separatists before its scheduled meetings with India, Amit Shah said it is for the first time the Government has taken a firm stand.

CPI(M) criticises govt for calling off Indo-Pak talks

CPI(M) on Tuesday criticised the government for calling off the Indo-Pak talks after Kashmiri separatists met Pakistan High Commissioner, saying the decision was "inexplicable" as these meetings could be held only after the authorities permitted them.

Congress flays govt over cancellation of Indo-Pak talks

Congress Tuesday kept up the attack on NDA over cancellation of Indo-Pak talks even as the government and BJP said the neighbouring country cannot "walk with separatism and talk with Government of India" simultaneously.

Pakistan envoy meeting separatist leaders not right: Atul Anjan

Communist Party of India leader Atul Anjan has said that Pakistan did not do the right thing by meeting separatist leaders ahead of the foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries.

Indo-Pak talks are important to solve the Kashmir issue: Shabir Shah

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Tuesday expressed his disappointment over the cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks.

Cancellation of Indo-Pak talks casts shadow on Modi-Sharif meet at UNGA

India on Monday cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan after the latter`s envoy here met Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of the bilateral parleys.

Indo-Pak talks cancelled on flimsy ground, says PDP

The meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner and Hurriyat leaders is a "very flimsy ground" for the government to shelve its bold initiative of resuming diplomatic talks with Pakistan, PDP said on Monday.

India`s decision to call off secretary-level talks a setback: Pakistan

Pakistan said that the decision of Modi govt to call off secretary-level talks between the two countries was a setback to the efforts by their leadership to promote good relations with India.

Pakistan envoy to talk to separatists before Foreign Secretary meet

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has invited separatist leaders from Kashmir "for consultations" at Delhi ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries on August 25.

Hurriyat welcomes announcement on Indo-Pak Foreign Secy talks

Welcoming the proposed foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan next month, moderate Hurriyat Conference Friday said it was ready to extend its support to any initiative aimed at peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.

Indo-Pak ministers to meet; India says no resumption of talks

Grant of MFN status to India and trade in petro products will be among the issues likely to figure in the meeting of the commerce ministers of India and Pakistan on January 18.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif says we need to set aside history of baggage

A week after his alleged remarks on Kashmir causing another Indo-Pak war created a stir, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has now said that he has no option but to live in peace with India and that both the countries must hold regular National Security Level talks for dispelling the concerns related to terrorism.

China welcomes Manmohan-Sharif meeting

Welcoming the meeting between prime ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, China on Monday said it supports efforts by the two neighbours to resolve their differences through dialogue as it is critical to the region`s peace and stability.

Hardly any hope of positive outcome from Indo-Pak talks: Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said there was hardly any hope of a positive outcome from the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the backdrop of the ongoing tension.