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Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

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Islamabad  : has urged his Indian counterpart to resolve the issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the reported on Wednesday.

His comments came as goes to vote in the on Thursday. The cricketer-turned-politician told the British broadcaster that peace with over would be “tremendous” for the wider region.

“The number one tasks of the two governments is how are we going to reduce poverty and the way we reduce poverty is by settling our differences through dialogue and there is only one difference – which is Kashmir,” he said.

Asked what message he wanted to send to the Indian and his country, told the that the issue “has to be settled” and “cannot keep boiling like it is”.

Tensions between and spiked after a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in February killed 40 CRPF troopers and was claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

also spoke about the dangers of confrontation between the two neighbours, saying: “Once you respond, no one can predict where it can go from there.” (IANS)

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