"There will be statements only that encourage the dialogue process rather than digging out the past. The Prime Minister has asked close aides and cabinet members to promote peace," a close aide of Sharif was quoted as saying by The Nation.

The measure was taken to let peace process move forward after being set in motion this month.

The ministers and senior officials have been stopped from issuing statements which could damage the peace process, the report said. Sharif's aide was quoted as saying that the Prime Minister was optimistic about better ties with India which would benefit the whole region.

Another official was quoted as saying that the Prime Minister and the military leadership were on the same page to make peace with India.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Pakistan earlier this month during which she called on Prime Minister Sharif and met his Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

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