Pathankot dealt a blow but one can’t lose hope: Pak envoy

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Expressing “optimism” about improvement in ties with India, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit Wednesday said “one can never lose hope”.
“Many things have been spoken again and again. There are some accepted ground realities. Still, chances are always there for improvement in the ties. As a diplomat I am very optimistic,” said Basit, who was accompanied by his wife Summiya to a visit to the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) to deliver a talk on “Pakistan-India Relations: The Current Situation” here at the sprawling Rashtrapati Niwas, formerly known as Viceregal Lodge.