While talking to mediapersons during celebrations of Pakistan Day in Delhi, Basit said Pakistan is looking forward to the resumption of an engagement process between the two nations.

''I hope Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pakistan for the SAARC summit will add more to the bilateral processes,'' he said.

Earlier on Sunday, Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had met Pakistani envoy in Delhi for a one-on-one where they discussed the "new start" in India-Pakistan ties and Jammu and Kashmir.

"The meeting was good, we talked about the new start in ties between both countries," said Mirwaiz, chief of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, after meeting with High Commissioner Abdul Basit at his residence here in the evening.

Speaking to reporters, who flocked his car as it left the Pakistan envoy's house, Mirwaiz said the problem of Jammu and Kashmir is political and it cannot have a military solution.

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