Imran Khan says not to ‘live in past’, urges India to move forward

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, said not to “live in past” and urged India to grow practically and move forward with the peace dialogue between the two nations – India and Pakistan.

According to news reports, Khan told media, “One-sided efforts will not last long. We will wait till elections (in India) but then India should respond.”

When being questioned over the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack about the attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed roaming freely in the country, Khan said, “There is a UN sanction on Hafiz Saeed under 1267. There is already a clampdown on the JuD chief. The matter is sub JuD.”

While interacting with Indian journalists in Islamabad, Khan said, “But I have inherited this,” further adding, “It is in our interest that our soil should not be used for terror.”

The JuD has been declared as a foreign terrorist operational organization by the United States in June 2014.

Further talking to the journalists, Khan said, “One should learn from history, not live in it.” He further stated that “people in Pakistan want peace with India”, adding, “The mindset of people here has changed.”

The Centre has hit out at Pakistan over the allowance of roaming in the country freely to the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack, which has left 166 people dead. The Centre has said Pakistan to bring expeditiously perpetrators behind the bars and bring justice to them.

In a statement, the ministry of external affairs wrote: “The planners of 26/11 still roam streets of Pakistan with impunity. The 26/11 terrorist attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistan territory. We once again call on the government of Pakistan to give up double standards and expeditiously bring perpetrators of horrific attack to justice.”

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