Pakistan: Prime minister Narenda Modi calls Cricketer hero-turn politician Imran Khan on his victory in general election held last week. Modi “expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan” and “reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood.
Khan’s PTI emerged as the single-largest party with 116 seat in the 272-seat National Assembly in the general elections held last week.
Wars and bloodshed are not the solution to problems but only cause disasters and tragedies. Therefore, the two countries should concentrate on resolving issues through talks,” Khan was quoted as saying. Khan would be obliged to seek support from independent and and religious parties to reach the figures of 137 seats, required to form a government.
Tensions between the two nuclear neighbors failed to ease after 19 Indian soldiers were killed in Indian-held Kashmir in 2016 by militants India claimed had links to Pakistan.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti was one of the first political leaders from India to respond to the conversation between the two leaders.