Pakistanis ‘on one page’ in seeking friendship with India: PM Imran Khan

Source: Reuters

By Saad Sayeed

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday his government and the military want to mend ties with arch-foe India, in the latest bid to improve relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures as he speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border corridor, which will officially open next year, in Pakistan November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

“I, the prime minister, my political party, the rest of our political parties, our army, all our institutions are all on one page. We want to move forward,” Khan said in a speech to open a new border crossing with India in Punjab province.

“If India takes one step forward then we will take two steps forward toward friendship,” he said.

Pakistan’s chief of army staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, was among the dignitaries at the inauguration ceremony.

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