Raised plight of minorities in India with PM Modi: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan

Imran Khan said on Sunday that India and Pakistan should work out a plan to ensure talks aren't derailed.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015, 01:05 AM IST
Raised plight of minorities in India with PM Modi: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan

Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan chief said on Sunday that India and Pakistan should work out a plan to ensure talks aren't derailed after next terror attack.

The cricketer-turned-politician also said that he had raised the "plight of minorities in India" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit.

The 63-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said the impact of the 'plight' was also felt in Pakistan, stressing that the Indian leadership give a clear message to end discrimination against minorities.

"I raised the issue of plight of minorities in India and told Mr Modi that its impact was also felt in Pakistan and stressed that the Indian leadership should give a clear message to end discrimination against minorities," he said.

Talking to Aaj Tak channel, Khan maintained that they could not catch Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed on the orders of India.

At the same time he pointed out that terrorism was being curtailed in Pakistan and the country was on the path of peace.

Commenting on Modi Khan said, "I was a big disappointed in the beginning but people change and learn and I think the developments in the last few weeks is positive."

And on cricket, Khan was of the view that India and Pakistan should play together.

Rejecting the ruling PML-N's criticism that he did not raise Kashmir with Modi, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief said: "I had told the Indian PM that at one point of time, Pakistan and India had reached very close to

resolving the Kashmir issue. "The issue can be resolved through talks," he told

reporters here on his return from the two-day visit as he also called for improving bilateral trade ties, as per PTI.

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid had said Imran discussed "trivial matters" with Modi and ignored the Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachin issues.

Underlining that the only way forward and address poverty in both countries lies in resolving their outstanding issues through talks, Imran said: "There are people on both sides who continue hindering the peace process for their vested interests."

Following is the picture of meeting between PM Modi and Khan.

(With Agency inputs)