India will now have to take first step to improve bilateral relations: PM

News Desk

The Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that resolution of Kashmir dispute will greatly contribute to poverty alleviation and economic growth in the region.

According to media reports, the Prime Minister has expressed these views while addressing the opening session of the first two-day Islamabad Security Dialogue, organization by National Security Division, in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Imran Khan has said that the present government in Pakistan took initiative to improve ties with India, but the efforts were not responded. He said India’s illegal and unilateral step of August 5, 2019 about Kashmir took the bilateral relations to a deadlock position.

The Prime Minister has said that India will now have to take the first step to improve bilateral relations. He if India provides the Kashmiris their due right to self-determination, it will prove beneficial for India itself as well.

He has emphasized on regional peace and connectivity for poverty alleviation, economic growth and prosperity in the region.

Imran Khan further stated that Pakistan made its best possible efforts for peace in Afghanistan. He said the opportunity of peace in Afghanistan must be seized by all the stakeholders. The new US Administration also gives importance to peace in Afghanistan and it will promote economic activities in the region, he said.

The Premier also also launched the first of its kind Advisory Portal of the National Security Division on the occasion.