Pakistan premier Imran Khan says ready for talks with PM Modi
Islamabad, November 29
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi while conceding that it was not in the interest of his country to allow terror activities from its territory.
Khan’s remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out the possibility of holding talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities.
“It is not in our interest to allow use of Pakistan’s territory for terror outside,” Khan, who is celebrating 100 days of his government, said during an interaction with a group of Indian journalists here.
Khan said the people in Pakistan want peace with India and he will be happy to meet Modi and talk to him on any issue. “I am ready for talks on any issue. There can’t be a military solution for Kashmir,” he said, adding that “nothing is impossible”.
“The mindset of people here has changed,” Khan said, a day after he laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor that will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district.