Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned on Sunday that Pakistan would maintain talks with India if New Delhi restores the pre-August 5, 2019 standing of Jammu and Kashmir.
India abrogated the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir underneath Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories.
“If Pakistan revives its relations with India (with out the latter restoring the standing of Kashmir), it will likely be much like turning our again on the Kashmiris,” Khan mentioned throughout a dwell questions and solutions session with the individuals.
Khan mentioned that if India takes again the steps it took on August 5, “then we will undoubtedly maintain talks”.
New Delhi has repeatedly mentioned Jammu and Kashmir is an integral a part of India and the nation is able to fixing its personal issues.
India has advised Pakistan that it wishes regular neighbourly relations with it in an surroundings freed from terror, hostility and violence. India has mentioned the onus is on Pakistan to create an surroundings freed from terror and hostility.
Ties between India and Pakistan nosedived after a terror assault on the Pathankot Air Drive base in 2016 by terror teams primarily based within the neighbouring nation. Subsequent assaults, together with one on Indian Military camp in Uri, additional deteriorated the connection.
The connection dipped additional after India’s battle planes pounded a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist coaching camp deep inside Pakistan on February 26, 2019 in response to the Pulwama terror assault by which 40 CRPF jawans had been killed.
The relations deteriorated after India introduced withdrawing particular powers of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.
Nevertheless, currently there was some enchancment when the 2 nations agreed in February to revive peace on the Line of Management. It’s mentioned that the rival officers have been interacting via the again channel diplomacy to ease stress.
Khan additionally responded to a number of questions on home points together with inflation and promised that his authorities was working exhausting to deliver down costs of commodities.
He additionally mentioned that Pakistan will proceed to realize financial progress within the days to return as he termed the method gradual and one that may take time.