Basit, who took charge as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India in April this year said, Dialogue is not a favour by Pakistan to India or vice versa.
This is not for the first time that separatists have met the Pakistan High Commissioners or political heads before the talks.
Making a strong pitch for resumption of dialogue process, Abdul Basit said talks were the only way to resolve outstanding issues.
Pak authorities also indicated that they would not allow the Srinagar-Muzzaffarabad bus service to run.
Officials made it clear that a formal notification about Basit’s appointment is yet to be made.
Envoy Husain Haqqani is in midst of a storm since a Pak-American businessman made the memo public.
Pakistans Interior Minister Rehman Malik directed Pakistans envoy to New Delhi to inform the Indian government about the planned visit