Nawaz Sharif, who is poised for victory after Pakistan's May 11 election, said he had spoken at length with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of rival India and would work to ease mistrust.
"Mutual fear needs to be addressed.
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.
Pakistan's exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return on September 10 to challenge President Pervez Musharraf despite a request from Saudi Arabia not to go back, his party spokesman said.
Sharif was ousted by army chief Musharr
Allies of Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf have raised objections to a power-sharing deal he is negotiating with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, casting fresh doubt on the future of the embattled president.
With his term coming
Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said she had almost sealed a power-sharing deal with President Pervez Musharraf under which he will quit as Pakistan's army chief, possibly before an election next month.
With his term coming to an end