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A chink in the Indo-Pak ice

Peace overtures call for cautious pragmatism

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Business Standard Editorial Comment New Delhi
Over the past week, small signs of a thaw in India-Pakistan relations, which have been frozen since 2016, raise fresh hopes of a more lasting peace between the two nations. On January 18, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif indicated his desire for peace with India in an interview with a Dubai-based TV channel, saying Pakistan had learnt its lessons after being defeated in three wars, which only brought “more misery, poverty and unemployment to the people”. Later, his office walked back the comments a bit, stipulating that talks could take place only when India reversed its decision to end special

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 10:31 PM IST

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