"We respect every leader, every political party, and it being India's internal matter, we don't have an opinion on that. The common denominator is the people of India. Therefore, our reach out is to the people," Bashir told mediapersons here when asked to give his views about Modi.

"It is not proper for me or for anybody from Pakistan to be here in India and comment either on Indian political process or any situation in any other country," he added.

With the Lok Sabha elections due in India early next year, Bashir said any change in regime will not come in the way of mutual ties which both the countries have been working to improve.

"I don't think that regime change really matters. The relation between states is state relations. They are not personal or party specific. It is the considered policy of Pakistan to forge friendly and cooperative relations with India," Bashir said.

"So your question remains relevant in terms of reciprocation and it is my sense that people of India are desirous to see better relations with Pakistan as in their own interest. That's my sense," he added.

Bashir asserted that Pakistan was a firm believer in democracy.

"In a democracy, whatever democracy delivers is something that is good and we firmly believe in that. We have had an election and democracy has delivered outstanding results in terms of stable government in Pakistan," he said.

Bashir also rubbished allegations that Pakistan promoted terrorism.

“We are at forefront in defeating terrorism,” he claimed.


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