Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that war was not a solution to the Kashmir issue and only dialogues would resolve it.
According to the media reports here, Prime Minister on Monday recalled his discussion with former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee about the Kashmir issue.
“Mr Vajpayee had told me that Kashmir would have been resolved if the BJP had not lost the 2004 Lok Sabha elections,” Mr Khan said, adding that former Indian External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh was witness to Mr Vajpayees’s statement.
“It shows that there is a solution of Kashmir and both countries were close to resolve it,” the Pakistan’s Prime Minister said.
He pointed out that war was not a solution to the Kashmir issue and that it would be resolved only through talks.
In an interview to a group of television journalists in Islamabad, Mr Khan said unless there was a dialogue, various options on resolution of Kashmir were not to be discussed.
When asked about the options to resolve the Kashmir issue, Mr Khan said there were two or three solutions, which have been in discussions. He, however, refused to share more details, saying it was “too early to talk about them”.
Ruling out the possibility of any war with India, he said two nuclear armed countries would not fight because “there are always unintended consequences”.