Peoples of Pakistan, India want friendship: PM

Peoples of Pakistan, India want friendship: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said peoples of Pakistan and India want friendship, stressing that the leadership of the two countries will have to be on the same page for the purpose.

In a keynote address after the ground breaking of Kartarpur Corridor in District Narowal on Wednesday afternoon, the Prime Minister said Pakistan and India are nuclear armed states and war is not an option as it would be madness.

The Prime Minister said Kashmir is the main bone of contention between the two countries. However, all bilateral issues can be resolved through strong political will and determination. The Prime Minister extended an offer to India that if it takes one step for improving relations,

Pakistan will reciprocate by taking two steps in this direction.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan government, political parties, armed forces and other institutions are on same page for peace with India. He said one step forward and two step backward approach will not work for improvement of bilateral ties.

Imran Khan said we will have to break the chains of blame game and accusations to move forward for building better ties.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he wants stronger and better relations with India to overcome the main challenge of poverty. This can be achieved only if bilateral trade increases. He said China has lifted 700 million people out of poverty and the leadership of Pakistan and India should also adopt the same approach.

Prime Minister welcomed Sikh pilgrims and assured them that modern facilities would be in place at Kartarpur when they come to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak next year. Imran Khan said he is overwhelmed by the happiness being reflected on the faces of Sikh pilgrims.