If India is ready, Pakistan will solve Kashmir issue: Imran
Imran Khan, all set to be the new Pakistan PM, addressed the media this afternoon, laying out his policies and goals. India figured prominently. "If India moves one step forward, we'll move two," he said. "But India must make that effort. India and Pakistan must sit together and solve the Kashmir problem." "If the army enters a civil society, there's bound to be human rights violation."
'The situation with respect to human rights violation is bad'
"We're ready to better things with you, India. We must have trade ties to ensure good ties with each other." "Unfortunately, our biggest problem is Kashmir. The situation with respect to human rights violation is bad." "India continues to blame Pakistan for everything that happens around the world. If this continues, we're still on square one." "I'm the one who has maximum contact with India, thanks to cricket."
Khan seeks strong ties with China, US and others
"Foreign policy is a major concern for us," Khan said. "We'll further strengthen our ties with China, we will take lessons from how China have dealt with the poverty and hunger issues." "Till now, Pakistan has been used by the US to fight their wars. Now we want mutually beneficial relations." "Iran and Saudi Arabia are also allies. We want to work towards ending the fight in Middle East and reconcile them."
'If you think there's been rigging, will open ballots again'
Khan also addressed mass allegations of rigging. "If you think there has been rigging, we will open all the ballots again," he said. He is believed to have been backed by the military, which was given broad powers inside polling centers during the elections. The rumors intensified after a delay in declaration of results, which the Election Commission attributed to "technical difficulties."