Better Indo-Pak relations will honor Vajpayee's legacy: Imran Khan
Pakistan new Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace between India and Pakistan was the best way to honor deceased former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy. In a statement, Khan, whose party got the maximum number of seats in the recently held general elections, condoled the death of Vajpayee. He appreciated Vajpayee's efforts of mending ties with Pakistan.
Praising Vajpayee, Khan says he stands with India in grief
Khan said a huge vacuum has been created in South Asian politics after Vajpayee's death. "There can be political differences but both sides of the border want peace. It is only through establishing peace that we can really honour the legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee," Khan added. He went on to say he stood with India during this time of grief.
He was a renowned statesman, says Pakistan on Vajpayee
"Mr Vajpayee was a renowned statesman who contributed to bringing a change in India-Pakistan relations and remained a key supporter of SAARC and regional cooperation for development," the Pakistan Foreign Office statement said as the neighboring country condoled the death of the former Indian PM.
Vajpayee got on bus to Lahore to mend ties
Notably, Vajpayee did his bit to iron out differences with Pakistan. Ignoring critics, he famously hopped on a bus to Lahore. His Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif also came to the Wagah Border to receive him. Further, it was under Vajpayee's leadership that India won the 1999 Kargil War. Despite the win, Vajpayee continued his efforts of mending ties with Pakistan, proving what a statesman he was.