Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that the approach of the ruling BJP was “anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan” and expressed the hope that the stalled bilateral talks could resume after the general elections in India next year.
Prime Minister Khan said his government was keen to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attack to book, asserting that it was in the interest of Pakistan.
“India has elections coming up. The ruling party [of India] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach. They rebuffed all my overtures....Let's hope that after the election is over, we can again resume talks with India,” Khan said in an interview with 'The Washington Post' on Thursday.
India has firmly told Pakistan that talks and terrorism cannot go together. Sushma Swaraj has ruled out the possibility of resumption of talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities against India.
After taking charge as prime minister in August this year, Khan said he was ready for peace talks with India.