NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that his country is hopeful for positive and constructive ties with India in future and expects leadership of both the countries will try to come out of the present crisis by demonstrating maturity and seriousness.  

He said both nations need to revive the spirit of cooperation forged after the January 2016 terror strike that took place in the Pathankot air force base.

Basit said Pakistan is committed to not allowing its territory to be used for violence anywhere in the world, including India.

In an interview with Telegraph he said the challenge for diplomats on both sides now is to retrieve that momentum. “Living in Delhi and meeting people from all walks of life, I do find a desire for understanding and peace here, too. I hear voices here that urge us to come together rather than become hostages to rhetoric.”