Qureshi in his letter, wrote to Jaishankar congratulating the former foreign secretary for taking over the Ministry of External Affairs. He assumed charge of the portfolio May 30 as part of PM Modi's cabinet.
It took more than 70 years for Pakistan and India to bridge a distance roughly 7 kilometres on either side of their border, the Express Tribune said in its editorial, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the corridor on the Pakistani side.
India also said it will build and develop a corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the International Border to facilitate Sikh pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of the Ravi river in Pakistan.
According to reports, the bus service will be launched on between Lahore in Pakistan and Kashgar in China via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on November 13 under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
"If the Indians have a better option, share it with us. If disengagement, if not talking to each other will resolve and stabilise the region, fine. If that's their analysis fine," Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.
Pakistan's name has also been struck off from the list of participating countries. "Besides inputs from agencies, a major consideration is state of relationship. Participation of Pakistan or any other country is a reflection of state of relationship with that country." MEA official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
The first proposal is about "exchange of three categories of prisoners, women, mentally challenged or with special needs and those above 70 years of age" and the second is about "revival of the Judicial Committee mechanism."