On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks regarding the outcome of 2019 General Elections in India were considered a context as “everyone knows” about his reservations for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports source.
During an interview with foreign journalists, PM Khan said that Islamabad and India will have a better chance of peace talks and settlement of Kashmir issue if PM Modi-led BJP Government comebacks to power.
While addressing the Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Minister accused Indian media of “sensationalizing everything”, reported the Dawn.
He claims that the remark of PM Khan was “published out of context”.
Mr. Qureshi said that PM Khan’s reservation regarding Narendra Modi “are on the record and everyone knows his (Khan’s) opinion of him.”
He further said that only Indian people can decide the winner of the ongoing elections.
However, the Pakistani Senators has criticized PM Khan’s remark, saying PM Modi is a “danger to Pakistan”.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman asked, “You (Qureshi) said that India is getting ready for an adventure, (then) why did the prime minister say that dialogue can only take place if Modi wins the Indian elections?” adding that “a state has friendly relations with another state, not with a personality.”
In an interview, PM Khan said that “Perhaps if the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)….wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached.”
PM Khan’s remarks were mocked by opposition parties in India to target PM Modi with Congress, claims Pakistan has now “officially allied” with the Prime Minister of India and a vote for him would mean a vote for Pakistan.
Referring to a report sent by India containing evidence of Pak’s involvement on February 14’s deadly terror attack in Pulwama, the Pakistan Foreign Minister has rejected it as a “joke”.
On February 27, India has handed over to Pakistan the dossier on “specific details” of having involvement of JeM in the terror attack on CRPF convoy and also the presence of camps of UN-proscribed terror groups in the nation.
JeM had taken the responsibility of the terror strikes in Pulwama district of J&K on February 14, in which over 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives.