Pakistan PM Imran Khan says ready for talks with PM Modi

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking to restart the "stalled dialogue process" between the two neighbours


It is not in Islamabad’s interest to allow use of its territory for terror activities outside the country, he says in an interaction with a group of Indian journalists in Islamabad.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking that India and Pakistan resume dialogue that has been suspended since 2015. In the letter addressing the PM as “Modi Sahab”, Imran Khan also suggests a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries.


Pakistan “remains ready” to discuss terrorism, the new Pakistan prime minister wrote.

Referring to PM Modi’s letter after he was sworn in last month, Imran Khan said he endorsed his sentiment that the only way forward for the two nations “lies in constructive engagement”. In his victory speech, the cricketer turned politician had said that Pakistan would respond with two steps if India took one.

When questioned on the lack of action from Pakistan against Saeed, Imran cited UN sanctions and added “there already has been a clampdown on him.”

On the Kashmir issue, he said: “Kashmir is a solvable problem. But it should not be seen as a territorial issue with a military solution. We need imagination and a belief in peace.”

When asked whether it is possible to resolve the Kashmir issue, the Pakistan prime minister said, “Nothing is impossible.” However, he said the gesture for peace cannot be one-sided.

Iramn also said the Kartapur corridor is not a “desperate call for peace.” He added that he is “open to making routes easier for Hindu pilgrims.”