Imran Khan in a recent interview to an English news channel has said that the consensus for talks with India should not be seen as desperation for talks while adding that he can't be blamed for the issues which his government has inherited in Pakistan with respect to New Delhi-Islamabad relations.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday said Prime Minister Imran Khan bowled a "googly" to ensure Indian government's presence at the groundbreaking ceremony of the landmark Kartarpur Corridor.
Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara at the bank of Ravi river in Pakistan is about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. It was established in 1522 by Guru Nanak Dev who is believed to have spent 18 years here. "Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong", he said. - AFP Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur Corridor. The proposal for the corridor was on the table since 1988, when Pakistan and India agreed in principle to construct it but tense relations between both sides prevented progress on the plan.
When asked why Pak can't take action against Saaed or extradite 1992 blast accused Dawood Ibrahim, Khan said the effort to bridge trust deficit "can't be one-sided". "This is one issue on which all political parties are united", he said. "I hope we don't have to wait for Sidhu to become Indian PM for everlasting friendship between our nations", Khan said.
Resolve the Kashmir dispute to open floodgates of peace and prosperity for people on all sides, said the APHC leader.
Next year, we will provide all the possible facilities for you, he said. But determination and big dreams are necessary. Giving a clarification on that, Imran Khan has said that his comment was not targeted at PM Modi, however, he did not even clear on whom his statement was targeted.
Soon after, Khan hit back on Twitter saying, "Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue". Till the time we break the barriers of the past, blame game and point scoring will continue.
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Talking to news channel, he said the present government had inherited economic challenges, but it faced the same head-on and took measures to improve the life of common man. However, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on the cusp of general elections in India, has not responded warmly to this gesture.
"Today, where India and Pakistan stand, it has been going on for the last 70 years".
The chief minister of Indian Punjab, Amarinder Singh, while welcoming the Kartarpur corridor opening, refused an invitation to attend the ground-breaking ceremony citing Pakistan's support for terrorism in Indian Punjab.
India and Pakistan made some headway in improving their relations by announcing to jointly-construct a border crossing for millions of Indian Sikhs who have long desired to visit the shrine of Sikhism's founder, Guru Nanak, which is nestled in Kartarpur, in the Narowal district of Punjab, almost five kilometers away from Pakistan's eastern border.
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who received the most applause, said it was unfair for pilgrims to have been prevented from visiting Kartarpur.
Politicians on both sides have hailed the decision as an impetus for peace between the two countries that have fought several wars in their seventy-year existence.