Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said it is imperative that the leadership in Pakistan and India should rise to the expectations of their people and the two nations need to start a "new chapter" in ties by working towards resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue.
A day after a handshake with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that talks with India should not be at the cost of his country's "dignity, self-respect and reputation".
India on Monday remained non-committal on having a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines on the SAARC summit in Nepal later this month.
Pakistan on Thursday called Kashmiri separatists "freedom fighters", a day after Defence Minister Arun Jaitley asked the country to draw a red line and decide whether it wants to talk to Government or those who want to break India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of secretary-level talks with Pakistan and flayed the neighbouring country for engaging secessionists in Kashmir.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who was recently in headlines after meeting with the 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, said on Wednesday that Kashmiri separatists meeting Pakistani leaders is an `old tradition`.
Claiming seven past Indian prime ministers had "facilitated" meetings between Kashmiri separatists and visiting Pakistani leaders in India, JKLF leader Yasin Malik Tuesday asked if they were all wrong and the present Narendra Modi government, which called off talks with Pakistan, was "Mr Right".
Jammu and Kashmir unit of VHP on Monday termed the invite by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to Kashmiri separatists as "strange and ironical", saying the neighbouring country is playing with the sovereignty of India.
BJP on Monday slammed UPA government over its foreign policy, saying India had no say in the ongoing negotiations on Afghanistan and pointing at the case of a Pakistani official who was allowed to hold talks with Kashmiri separatists here even though our position on the issue is non-negotiable.
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday lashed out at the UPA government over the parley of Kashmiri separatists with Pakistan, and said by allowing the meet the Centre has "lowered the honour and prestige of the country".
Government on Monday countered BJP`s criticism that it had committed a "diplomatic blunder" by allowing Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s advisor Sartaj Aziz to meet Kashmiri separatists on Indian soil, saying such meetings had taken place even during the NDA regime.