No imminent threat of war between Pakistan, India: PM Imran Khan
DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said there was no imminent threat of war between Pakistan and India.
Addressing International Media Council in Davos, PM Imran Khan said, “We are not close to a conflict right now but I am just looking ahead that’s why it is important that the UN must act and the US must act because I fear Pulwama-like false flag operation by India to intensify the tension.” He said following Pulwama attack, he had asked India to present evidence for their allegations against Pakistan.
He said he was a firm believer that military was not a solution to ending the conflicts. From day one, he have been calling for a peace settlement, he said.
“I want to mend ties with India. We have certain differences mainly Kashmir which we can settle through dialogues,” Imran said.
PM Khan said the subcontinent hosted the greatest numbers of poor people in the world and the best way to fight poverty was to have the trading relationship between the two countries restored rather than spending that money on arms.
“This is what I spoke to Indian Prime Minister. Two nuclear-armed countries cannot afford a conflict,” he said.
He also said whatever was happening in India was a disaster for Indian people and a bigger disaster for Kashmir.
The prime minister said when he opposed the drone attacks, he was considered pro-Taliban. Finally, the US policy under Trump has evolved that there should be peace talks and there should be a dialogue and a political settlement to the Afghan issue, he maintained.
Prime Minister Khan said Pakistan wanted trading relationship with the US now. “Previously we just had the transactional relationship of helping the US in the war and US gave us aid.”