Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has said that issues with India can be resolved through talks. However, he has said that his country will retaliate if India attacks and a war will be hard to stop.
Imran Khan, speaking for the first time since tensions began, said that Pakistan is not behind the Pulwama attacks and said that the country will cooperate if India provides credible evidence of Pakistan involvement in the attack.
He also appealed to the United Nations to interfere in the matter. The Pak Prime Minister’s statement comes after India has steadily increased its response and hard stance against Pakistan. There is fear among the ruling establishment in Pakistan that India will retaliate strongly and decisively.
After the attack, Pakistan has been internationally isolated with major countries condemning the terror attack. The US named Pakistan in its condemnation and asked the country to stop Pakistan support to terrorists from its soil.
Even, Pakistan’s strong ally Saudi Arabia stood by India and extended full support to the Indian government against terrorism. Pakistan’s standing in the Middle East was further eroded when Iran also took a tough stand against Pakistan.
Narendra Modi’s international diplomatic success is visible in how the world community stood by India after the terror strike. Imran Khan’s appeal for dialogue must be seen in the backdrop of the rising threat from India’s counter-attack and Pakistan’s poor standing in front of the world.