‘There are solutions for Kashmir issue’, Imran Khan recalls Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s views

While recalling his discussion with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pakistan’s Prime minister Imran Khan on Monday, said Vajpayee has told him that if Bhartiya Janata Party has won the 2004 Lok Sabha election, the Kashmir would have been resolved then.

Khan said, “It shows that there is a solution of Kashmir and both countries were close to resolve it.” Khan asserted to hold a talks between the nations, as he believes there no solution to Kashmir issue with war.

While addressing an interview in Islamabad, Khan has said there are various option related to resolution in Kashmir, which he cannot discussed with anyone unless there’s a setup of dialogues between the two countries.

Khan said there are few two-three options on resolution of Kashmir, which can be discussed over Kashmir issues, when he was questioned about “options”. Though, Khan refused to discuss the options as he believes it was “too earl y to talk about them”.

When asked about any possibility of war between the two countries- India and Pakistan, Khan said there is no need of two nuclear armed countries to fight because “there are always unintended consequences”.

Khan said Pakistan is keen to join the talks with India on these issues and claimed India has refused to hold talks with Pakistan as there general elections are coming ahead.

When asked about his views on applying military’s role on Kashmir issue, Khan said, “Advice from the establishment is taken in those issues where security situation is involved.”

Khan further said his government and the country’s army “are on same page” and also that his decisions are “backed” by the army.

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