Rishi Kapoor praises Imran Khan, hopes for better Indo-Pak ties

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 23:59 hrs

[India] July 26 (ANI): Referring to his upcoming film 'Mulk', Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor praised Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan and hoped for better India-Pakistan relations.

He took to Twitter and praised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman.

He wrote, "Well spoken Imran Khan. I have been saying whatever you said on all channels past two days regarding India-Pakistan! I hope you succeed in making your "Mulk" have good relations with my "Mulk" "

In his very first speech after the elections, Khan said he would like to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Mentioning Kashmir as the core issue of dispute between the two nations, Khan said that it was time the two countries sat across the table and discussed the issues of concern.

"We should sit across and resolve the issues instead of we blaming India for problems in Balochistan and they blame us for problems in Kashmir. I can say that if you (India) will take one step forward, we will take two steps forward. The relationship between the two countries has been one-sided so far and Pakistan has been blamed for all sorts of terrorism in the world. We want friendship with India and want to resolve all issues through dialogue," asserted Khan.

He said though the Indian media had portrayed him as a villain of Bollywood films, he was one person who has several friends in India due to his association with cricket.

"The Indian media has portrayed me as a Bollywood villain. I am one Pakistani who knows so many Indians due to cricket. I want good relations with India and I would like to improve our trade ties with them in order to boost relations," he said.

The final results are yet to be announced by Pakistan's Election Commission, but Khan with 120 seats so far is a clear winner sweeping in five constituencies. He won from NA-131 (Lahore), NA-53 (Islamabad), Karachi (NA-243), Mianwali (NA-95) and Bannu (NA-35) seats respectively.

According to Pakistani media which is citing unofficial results stated that PTI is leading at 120 seats, while PML-N (61 seats) and PPP (40 seats) are closing in at the second and third positions respectively. (ANI)



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