ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan had tried its best to mend fences with India by starting a dialogue, but to no avail.
“Unfortunately, India has been taken over by an ideology that is built on hate, racial superiority and extremism. Having visited India a lot of times, I know the country very well. What is happening in India right now is tragic,” Imran Khan said while addressing International Margalla Dialogue Conference in Islamabad.
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Posted by HUM News on Thursday, November 14, 2019
He said nobody understood where India was headed, but with every passing day it would become difficult for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi not be controlled by this ideology. Nobody could today talk about Hindu extremism in India for fear of repercussions, he said.
“India would be the most affected of the Hindutva ideology,” he said adding that Modi had pushed Kashmiris to the wall.
The PM said Peace was inevitable in the region and India’s extremist ideologies could yield adverse results. It had been more than 100 days to curfew in Kashmir, he added.
PM Khan also said no longer Pakistan will become part of a conflict between two countries again. He said Pakistan had played its role in the first line against terrorism. “Nevertheless, we have learnt the lesson that we will never become a part of anyone’s war.”
He said the US wasted billions of dollars on Afghan war.
Imran Khan said China made more rapid progress in 20 years in comparison to America, because the days the US spent in fighting, China focused on development.
“Chinese way of running the foreign affairs is much more superior than the United States,” Khan said.
He said he was very optimistic that Afghan issues were on the right direction. He said Pakistan was playing a very big role in bringing peace to the neighbouring country.
“We hope that the recent developments will lead to the ceasefire, talks and political settlement of the Afghan war,” he said.
On conflict in the Middle East, the prime minister said Pakistan would never want Saudi Arabia and Iran to indulge in war.
“Saudi Arabia has always helped Pakistan. When my government came into power, Saudi Arabia was the first government to come forward for assistance,” he said.