Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them. According to his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, Khan again expressed his desire for talks with India. He said that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries. Read more.
'Two nuclear-armed countries at war is like a suicide'
"Two nuclear-armed countries should not even think of war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time. The only way is bilateral talks. Two nuclear-armed countries at war is like a suicide," the party quoted him as saying.
India would never be able to suppress Kashmiris' rights: Khan
The Pakistani PM said India did not respond to his peace overtures. India has been maintaining that terror and talks cannot go together. "India was offered to take one step towards and we shall take two. But India rejected Pakistan's offer for talks several times," Khan said. He added that India would never be able to suppress the rights of the Kashmiri people.
Indo-Pak ties strained after 2016 terror attack in Pathankot
The Indo-Pak ties strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists in 2016 in Pathankot of Punjab and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The ties further nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks taking place between the two countries.