Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he hoped to engage with India again after the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
“One thing Pakistan needs more than any other country right now is peace and security, particularly with India and Afghanistan for regional peace and stability,” Khan said at an investment conference in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.
“Peace with India would help the two countries to divert their resources towards human development instead of indulging in an arms race.”
Despite the talk of peace Imran khan did not shy away from once again raising the Kashmir issue. His tweet indicated his double speak.
Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 22, 2018
The tweet however did not go down well with India. The Ministry of External Affairs slammed the tweet. “Instead of making comments on India’s internal affairs, Pakistan leadership should look inwards and address its own issues,” ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Randeep Surjewala, Congress Communications-in charge too slammed Imran for his Kashmir remark
Pak is the ‘Terror Machine’ of the world!
From harbouring 26/11 & 9/11 terrorists to sponsoring daily terror attacks in J&K, from shielding Hafiz Sayeed,Dawood to Masood Azhar-Pak is the protector, benefactor and the root cause of Terrorism!
Stop meddling in India’s Affairs! https://t.co/8zSlZShzte
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) October 22, 2018