Erdogan hails PM Imran’s statesman-like offers to India for peace
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on his speech at the joint parliament session and his statesman-like offers to India for de-escalating the situation and working towards peace.
The Turkish president phoned PM Imran Khan and said Islam is a religion of peace that underscores resolving disputes in a peaceful manner.
Erdogan hailed the announcement by the Prime Minister to release the captured Indian Air Force pilot and pointed out that this gesture was a sign of strength.
The premier briefed President Erdogan on the situation as it evolved over the past few days and the efforts he made to de-escalate the crisis. He also referred to the extremely difficult situation in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir and the brutalities inflicted upon the Kashmiri people.
Imran Khan thanked President Erdogan for his constant support for Pakistan and the Kashmiri people.
Both the leaders agreed that President Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan for the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council meeting would provide opportunity for an in-depth overview of bilateral relations and the way forward.
PM announces to release Indian pilot as goodwill gesture
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced to release Indian pilot Abhinandan as goodwill gesture tomorrow.
Giving the policy statement during a joint session of the Parliament on Thursday, he said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and will take each step for establishing peace.
“After winning the elections, I had decided to resolve all issues through dialogues. Unluckily, war mania continued to increase in India. No autonomous country allows the violation of its border,” he declared.
The prime minister said that he had already stated that Pakistan will take two steps for peace in response to India’s one. He thanked the opposition for showing unity.
He said that peace is vital for progress in the subcontinent, which is marred by poverty. “We should resolve our issues through dialogues. I wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he did not respond,” he said.
The prime minister said that the Pulwama attack was carried out before the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. “India started pointing fingers at Pakistan judt half an hour after the attack,” he maintained.
He said that they feared something would happen before the Indian elections.