Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to “give peace a chance” and assured him that he “stands by” his words and will “immediately act” if New Delhi provides Islamabad with “actionable intelligence” on the Pulwama attack.
Khan’s remarks came a day after Modi in a rally in Rajasthan said, “There is consensus in the entire world against terrorism. We are moving ahead with strength to punish the perpetrators of terrorism…The scores will be settled this time, settled for good…This is a changed India, this pain will not be tolerated…We know how to crush terrorism.”
Recalling his conversation with Khan during a congratulatory call after he became Pakistan’s premier, Modi said he had told him “let us fight against poverty and illiteracy” and Khan gave his word – saying he is a Pathan’s son – but went back on it.
A statement released by the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said, “PM Imran Khan stands by his words that if India gives us actionable intelligence, we will immediately act.” Modi should “give peace a chance”, Khan said in the statement.