Srinagar: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said despite New Delhi’s many attempts, India will never be able to suppress the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir.
The premier made the remarks while sitting down for an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World.
PM Imran said Islamabad wanted dialogue with India but New Delhi has refused the country’s many peace overtures. He said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is involved in human rights violations in Kashmir.
The prime minister said Pakistan is facing multiple crises. However, the government will effectively solve all these challenges in due time.
He claimed the country’s economy had improved in the last four months of his government’s tenure.
Imran Khan said when his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party came into power, the country was facing a record current account deficit. However, China has turned out to be “a breath of fresh air” at this critical juncture.
To a question, the premier said Islamabad wanted relations with the US based on equality and “we are ready to become an ally with the United States for peace in Afghanistan.”
Talking about the Kashmir issue, Khan blamed India for “committing human rights violations in the region” and said “it will never succeed in suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris”.
But he added that the solution to the Kahsmir lies in talks between the two neighbours. He, however, claimed that even the UN admitted to the indigenous Kashmiri struggle for independence, the report said. (PTK)