A new window of opportunity?

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THE Paris summit on climate change has let in a ray of hope for change in the regional political climate too. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meetings with his Indian counterpart and with the Afghan president appear to have chipped away some ice from Pakistan’s frozen relations with its two neighbouring countries.

Of course, one must not read too much into the interaction on the sidelines of an international conference; nonetheless, such informal parleys are important sometimes in breaking the stalemate.