During a recent Interview with the Washington Post, Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan criticized India by accusing the country’s government of being anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan.
“The ruling party [of India] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach,” said Imran. “Let’s hope that after the election is over, we can again resume talks with India,” he added.
Imran also alleged that India has turned down his efforts to establish peaceful relationships between the two countries. He said that as the general elections in India are about to take place next year, the Government is exhibition an anti-Pakistan attitude. The Pakistani Primer also tried to claim credit for the recently unveiled Kartarpur corridor.
“I have opened a visa-free peace corridor with India called Kartarpur [so that Indian Sikhs can visit a holy shrine in Pakistan]. Let’s hope that after the election is over, we can again resume talks with India,” he said.
Speaking about the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Imran claimed that he is willing to do something about the attackers. “I have asked our government to find out the status of the case. Resolving that case is in our interest because it was an act of terrorism,” he told the Washington Post.
Earlier, India had rejected Pakistan’s proposal to hold foreign Minister level talks at the sidelines of UN General assembly after an Indian security personnel was brutally killed in Jammu & Kashmir by the Pakistani forces. Following this, Imran had made a very controversial indirect remark about the Indian Prime Minister saying, “Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for the resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture.”
Recently both India and Pakistan gave the green signal to much-awaited Kartarpur Saheb corridor last month which will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. Darbar Sahib is the final resting place of Indian saint Guru Nanak Dev.