Imran Khan had congratulated PM Narendra Modi for the election victory final month. (File)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he desires talks to resolve all reconcilable issues, together with the Kashmir challenge, a Pakistani media report stated on Friday. The report got here a day after India stated there can be no bilateral assembly between the 2 leaders on the sidelines of a regional summit in Kyrgyzstan’s Bishkek subsequent week.
Congratulating him on his second time period because the prime minister of India, Mr Khan stated talks between the 2 nations was the one resolution to assist each nations’ folks overcome poverty and that it was vital to work collectively for regional growth, Geo TV reported.
Mr Khan stated Pakistan wishes the decision of all issues, together with that of the Kashmir challenge, it stated.
India has not but reacted to the report.
That is the second time after PM Modi was re-elected to energy that the Pakistani premier has expressed his need to work along with India for the betterment of their peoples.
Over the previous few years, India has refused any initiative for talks, contending that cross-border terror has to cease earlier than talks can start.
Nonetheless, talks a couple of potential assembly between the 2 prime ministers on the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek due began gaining momentum after Imran Khan known as PM Modi to congratulate him for his landslide victory within the common elections. The international ministry stated PM Modi had thanked Imran Khan for his telephone name and greetings.
Relations with Pakistan – wobbling for the reason that terror strike at Uri in 2016 – took a nosedive after a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist killed 40 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14. Days later, India performed air-strikes on a Jaish camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26. The Pakistan Air Power struck again, concentrating on civilian and army installations in India and captured Indian Air Power pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.
In April, Imran Khan was quoted as saying that he noticed a greater probability of peace talks with India if PM Modi’s BJP received the elections. The cricketer-turned-politician had stated if the following authorities in India have been led by the Congress get together, it is likely to be “too scared” to hunt a settlement with Pakistan over Kashmir, fearing a backlash.
The BJP swept the essential nationwide elections and decimated the Congress by successful 303 seats alone, surpassing its large 282 seat win of 2014.