Pakistan's newly-appointed prime minister Imran Khan today pushed for a dialogue with India to alleviate poverty in the region. Khan, who was sworn-in on Friday, stressed that resolving the Kashmir conflict was pivotal for 'uplift the people of the subcontinent'.
"To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading," the Pakistani PM tweeted.
'Can't bring peace in Pakistan without peace with neighbours, will improve relations with all': PM Imran Khan
In a series of messages on social media platform Twitter, Imran Khan also extended gratitude towards Congress leader and his friend Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking ceremony in Islamabad. "I want to thank Sidhu for coming to Pak for my oath taking. He was an ambassador of peace and was given amazing love and affection by people of Pakistan," he said, adding that those in India who targeted him are doing a great disservice to peace in the subcontinent - without peace our people can't progress, the Pak PM stressed.
To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading https://t.co/V2UkXp0WwS— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 21, 2018
In an official statement earlier today, the PTI chairman urged the Pakistani community to unite against terrorism and fight for the victims of related crimes. Paying a tribute to those who have lost their lives at the hands of terrorism on the ‘International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism', Khan said that Pakistan has been one of the worst victims of terrorism, suffering thousands of casualties in this war, of both civilians and security personnel.
Recalling the horrors of Peshawar Army Public School attack in 2014, he said that despite these loses, the country's resolve to fight terrorism remains unwavering. "In the face of every tragedy, the resilient Pakistani nation has shown that the values of enlightenment, compassion and empathy that bind us together, are much stronger than the forces of intolerance, hatred, and violence that aim to divide us," the Pak PM said in the statement.
"We stand with the International Community to eliminate this menace and reiterate to take joint actions to extend all support to those who have been the victims of terrorism," he added.