Indo-Pak relations are going through the really bad time and there was a suspense on India’s participation in upcoming SAARC summit in November. But India’s High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale at an event in Karachi said that while India and Pakistan must certainly discuss the entire range of issues, they must keep their focus on the economy which he described as a ‘low-hanging fruit’.
“I can’t say about the future but as of today Prime Minister Modi is looking forward to visiting Islamabad for the Saarc summit in November,” the Dawn quoted Bambawale as saying at an interactive session of the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations.
Especially significant as he was speaking in China, Modi made an intervention on terror financing at the G20’s last session, pointing out that it was an issue inextricably linked to global governance and stability.
“There are some nations that use terrorism as an instrument of state policy,” he said. “Indeed one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in countries of our region.”