In the letter dated September 14, the cricketer-turned-politician, who became the prime minister last month, proposed a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in NY this month. "We feel that it's very important that there should not be any conflict in the Muslim world", he said, adding that this would be Pakistan's main effort.
India has accepted an offer of talks on the sidelines of the coming United Nations General Assembly meeting made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry did not reveal if Saudi Arabia would be loaning money to Pakistan to help top up its dwindling foreign currency reserves, but said he expected Saudi Arabia to invest in Pakistan in a major way.
Evoking Vajpayee, he wrote the former PM believed in building a bridge between India and Pakistan.
I wish to thank you for your warm greetings and best wishes on my assumption of charge as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Suresh Prabhu orders probe into Jet Airways incident
One middle-aged male passenger was brought to the Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in suburban Vile Parle by Jet Airways officials. In January, Jet Airways grounded two pilots following reports of a fight inside the cockpit of a flight from London to Mumbai .
"Pakistanis want to assure people of Saudi Arabia that we will stand with Saudi Arabia, because Saudi Arabia has stood with us in bad times".
"Pakistan and India have an undeniably challenging relationship", he wrote. We already have very good relationship with China; we need good relationship with Afghanistan and India.
Pakistan remains ready to discuss terrorism. "The matter pertains to the Ministry of Finance but we are open", he said. He added that the disputes around the Siachen Glacier and Sir Creek also require close attention. "We are also ready to talk about the issue of terrorism, which is a global phenomenon, and calls for global and concerted action", he maintained.
The agreement was signed in 2006.
Noting the upgrade in relations, thinktank RUSI recently reported that Pak-Saudi relations had entered the "strategic domain where both countries are fine with each in pursuing their own interests independently". The two countries have been at loggerheads since the killing of a Kashmiri freedom fighter, Burhan Wani, in July 2016. The dialogue however did not take off because of the terror attack at Indian airbase in Pathankot.
Later, India violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control that resulted in deaths on both sides. "The question that comes up to any Indian government is - is it worth talking to a civilian government in Pakistan or are they all either unable or unwilling to fulfill their professions of peace".