February 23, 2022, 0 Comments
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to have a television debate with Prime Minister Modi to resolve disagreements
On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan indicated that he would want to participate in a televised debate with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to alleviate tensions between the two neighbours.
Mr. Khan made the remarks in an interview with Russia’s state-run television network RT on the eve of his first two-day visit to Moscow, the first by a Pakistani prime minister in more than two decades, during which he will meet with President Vladimir Putin and discuss major regional and international issues.
On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that he would want to participate in a televised debate with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to alleviate tensions between the two neighbouring nations.
In answer to a question, Mr. Khan claimed that when his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party was elected in 2018, he immediately went out to India and requested the Indian leadership to sit down and discuss the Kashmir issue.
He was disappointed, however, that India had not accepted his invites.
Ties between India and Pakistan worsened after a terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force station by Pakistan-based terrorist groups in 2016. Following attacks, including one on an Indian Army camp in Uri, the relationship deteriorated worse.
On February 26, 2019, Indian aeroplanes targeted a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan due to the Pulwama terror attack, which murdered 40 CRPF jawans.
In August 2019, India announced the removal of special powers from Jammu and Kashmir and the split of the former state into two Union Territories.
India has often stressed to Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir was, is, and will continue to be an essential part of India. It also asked Pakistan to accept reality and stop spreading anti-India propaganda.
India has expressed to Pakistan its desire for normal neighbourly relations with Islamabad in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence.
Premier Khan also hoped for a “peaceful conclusion” to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, emphasizing that military conflict will never resolve disputes.