Dr. Khurram Iqbal (IR Expert)
The PTI government offers a number of opportunities to the Indian government in regard to normalizing the situation but as usual Indian side seems least interested. Pakistan is fulfilling its commitment made by political and military leadership regarding opening of Kartarpur border aimed to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their holiest sites in Pakistan. A number of modalities will be discussed in Pak-India delegation level meeting expected to be held on Sunday. Pakistan also made an offer to India for joint inauguration ceremony of the historic Kartarpur border opening. Pakistan wants good relations with the neighboring countries. Islamabad played a vital role in bringing US officials and Afghan Taliban on negotiation table. There is acknowledgment of Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability by United States as well. As reciprocal gesture to Pakistan’s role for peace, United States also banned Baluchistan Liberation Army which is good news.