Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again accused New Delhi of opting out of a bilateral dialogue. In an interview to Turkish broadcaster TRT, Khan reportedly claimed that anti-Pakistan sentiments were being aroused in India for the sake of campaigning for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Furthermore, he said that two nuclear-armed neighbours opting for the resolution of bilateral issues through a war would be ‘suicidal’ for both nations. Khan asserted that even a Cold War was not in the interests of the two countries.

“Two nuclear armed countries should not even think of a war; not even a Cold War because it could worsen any time. The only way is bilateral talks. Two nuclear armed countries at war is like a suicide,”Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party quoted Khan as saying. He added,”India was offered to take one step towards and we shall take two. But India rejected Pakistan’s offer for talks several times.”

Speaking about the Kashmir issue, Khan blamed India for “committing human rights violations in the region” and said “it will never succeed in suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris”. Khan claimed that the solution to the Kahsmir lies in talks between the two neighbours.

Last year also, Khan had said that Kashmir issue cannot be solved through war but can only be resolved through talks.