India, Pak ‘must dialogue, resolve conflicts including Kashmir’, says Pak PM Khan

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khanin a series of tweets invited India to pursue dialogue and peace, saying that ‘the best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading’.

He stressed that both countries must resolve all conflicts including the Kashmir Dispute.

He also thanked former cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for the oath-taking and said that those who targeted him were doing a ‘great disservice to peace in the subcontinent’.

Newly-appointed Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a day earlier said that dialogue would be pursued with India.

“We need a continued and uninterrupted dialogue. This is our only way forward,” he had stressed.

“We may have a different approach and line of thinking, but I want to see a change in how we behave,” he had added. “India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them.”

The FM also dismissed fears that attempts to mend fences with India will be met with resistance from the so-called ‘establishment’.

“There are pre-conceived notions about where the foreign policy of Pakistan was formulated,” he said yesterday.

“Let me be clear: the foreign policy will be made here ─ at the Foreign Office of Pakistan.”

“I will engage with all the institutions for the betterment of the country,” he said, adding: “It is the policy across the world. Feedback is sought from national security institutions.”

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