Jammu & Kashmir

Only way forward in relations with India is restoration of Kashmir’s special status first: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, Pakistan
Imran Khan. [File Photo]

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has said that the only way forward in relations with India is that Modi led government of India restores the special status of Kashmir.

In 2019, Indian Parliament revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories— Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

“India had revoked the special status for Kashmir. Now the only way forward in holding talks with India is first the Modi administration restores it,” Khan told PTI on Tuesday evening while interacting with foreign media at his Lahore’s Zaman Park residence.

To another question about rule of law, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader said, “There will be no future for Pakistan if there is no rule of law. Take India for example. It progressed because of rule of law.”

Khan is looking up to the judiciary to “protect the Constitution” and “foil” the ruling PML(N)-led coalition’s design to delay elections in Pakistan’s Punjab and Kyber Pakhtaunkhawa provinces where polls are due in 90 days following the dissolution of assemblies last month.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader said that the ruling coalition with the backing of their handlers in the military establishment has planned to oust him from politics.

“They have made a plan to disqualify me. All efforts are being made at all powerful quarters in the country to keep me out of politics,” he claimed, as per PTI.

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