Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan dismisses the possibility of any dialogue with India until New Delhi restores the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday, during his interactions with the representatives of the digital media in Islamabad. Mr. Khan said this while responding to a question about any possibility of a dialogue with India in near future.
“No talks possible with India until they restore the autonomous status” of Jammu and Kashmir, Pak PM said “We don’t have adversarial relations with any country except India which is trying to destabilize Pakistan,” he had stated.
India and Pakistan relationship hit a bad road after a terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in 2016 was launched by Pakistan based terror groups. Later, subsequent attacks, including one on Indian Army camp in Uri, further tensed the diplomatic relationship between the two nations.
Indo-Pak relationship further nosedived after India’s war planes on February 26, 2019 imploded a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan in response to the Pulwama terror attack in which India had lost its 40 CRPF jawans. Withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special powers and bifurcation of the State into two union territories in August last year also evoked a strong reaction from neighbouring country, which has been unsuccessfully trying to get international support against India on Kashmir issue.
India, however, has specifically told the international community that the scrapping special status of J-K under Article 370 was its internal matter. Furthermore, India has also asked Pakistan to accept the reality and stop its anti-India propagandas.