ISLAMABAD: Senior Indian journalist Jyoti Malhotra lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message for peace and slammed the Modi government’s ‘irresponsible’ response to the opening of Kartarpur border corridor.
She said it was a keen desire of the people of India and Pakistan to abridge the gap in bilateral ties which acceded their political representatives/ leadership to take the initiative in this regard, a private news channel reported.
Eulogising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s message for peace in which he gave example of Germany and France, she said definitely if both the rival countries of the European Union who had fought several wars and killed thousands and thousands of people could have cordial ties, then why Pakistan and India could not improve their bilateral relations.
“People are happy about it (opening of corridor) and the Indian government cannot overlook it,” she said.
Jyoti also supported the rhetoric that both the neighbouring countries should hold talks on the Kashmir dispute.
On Kartarpur corridor opening, Malhotra said some political pressure was there, however, the Indian government’s assenting in this regard was mainly because of people’s demand.