WEB DESK: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said that the India-Pakistan dialogue won’t get derailed in case of another terror attack. In an exclusive interview with India Today’s, Basit claimed that India has given commitment that terror will not affect the ongoing talks. Basit even said that NSAs of the two countries also discussed reaction to any future terror attack and both the countries agreed that terror shouldn’t derail talks.
Asked what changed so suddenly, from having no dialogue to having the jhappis back, Basit said has been no change as far as Islamabad is concerned. Pakistan prime minister has always been underlining the importance of having a dialogue with India. “What changed here in New Delhi, I would not know. We welcome the change in policy on part of India,” he said
To a question whether this dialogue would be sustainable, Basit said both sides know the importance of talking to each other. We do understand…I think New Delhi also realises that unless we talk to each other we would not be able to resolve our issues.
The first thing is to bridge this distrust gap and that cannot be done unless we talk to each other. In reply to a question that whether there is a commitment that the dialogue will continue despite a possible terror attack, the Pakistani High Commissioner said he would not like to get into specific but he thinks that both sides are committed this time around to not allow those forces to sabotage or thwart this dialogue process between the two countries.
He said this is a comprehensive bilateral dialogue as we know. We have made gains in the past, we will build on them. We will discussing everything, from Jammu and Kashmir to peace and security and confidence building measures.