Mehbooba appeals PM Modi to accept Imran Khan’s offer of ‘friendship’
Srinagar : Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept the hand of friendship extended by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for ending bloodshed in the state.
Cricketer-turned politician Khan in his first public address after leading his party to victory in the general elections, had said Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including the “core issue” of Kashmir, through talks.
Khan, whose party emerged as the single largest in the National Assembly elections, asserted that the blame game between the two neighbours should stop.
“I appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A new government will be formed in Pakistan and there will be a new prime minister, who has extended a hand of friendship towards India. He (Khan) spoke of dialogue. He (Modi) should respond to it positively.
“It is my request that he (Modi) should grab the opportunity and respond positively to the offer of friendship by Imran Khan,” Mufti said at a rally to mark the 19th foundation day of her Peoples Democratic Party.