Ahead of a visit by its Foreign Advisor Sartaj Aziz's to India
to attend Heart of Asia
conference in Amritsar, Pakistan
on Monday said that it will "positively consider" if India, as a host, proposed a bilateral meeting
on the sidelines of the forum.
However, none of the two has approached each other in this regard, Pakistan
High Commissioner Abdul Basit
"As a host, if India
approaches us with a proposal (for talks on the sidelines), Pakistan
will positively consider it," Basit told Aaj Tak
Aziz's would be the first high-level visit from Pakistan
after the announcement of Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) in December last year which never took off in the wake of terror strikes, including the Pathankot airbase attack by Pakistan-based terror groups in January, and subsequent incidents which led to intense tension between the two countries.
has been non-committal about holding bilateral talks with Aziz but has made it clear that "talks and terror cannot go hand in hand".