Imran Khan invites PM Modi for peace talks
June 9, 2019
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan writes to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiating peace talks between the two countries. According to reports, Khan has written to Modi saying that he wants to resolve issues between India and Pakistan including the Kashmir issue which has affected the relation between both countries for many decades.
This is a heartening development. Pakistan has never been so forthcoming. This olive branch from @ImranKhanPTI needs to be reciprocated. PM @narendramodi and @ImranKhanPTI can together rewrite a prosperous and peaceful future for South Asia-Shah Faesal, President, J&K People's Movement
Authorities had clearly stated that India and Pakistan will not have any talks during the upcoming SCO Summit at Bishkek that is scheduled to happen next week at Krygyzstan. Over the past few years, India has not responded to Pakistan's requests initiating peace talks.
"No talks between Modi and Imran Khan on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Bishkek, confirms @MEAIndia, tweeted journalist Aditya Raj Kaul.
Khan also congratulated Modi for his second term as Prime Minister of India. The relations between India and Pakistan had deteriorated after the Balakot strikes which happened in February. Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots violated into Pakistan air space and bombed three terrorist camps in the country. Reportedly, hundreds of terrorists had died in the attacks.