Islamabad, Sep 25: Opposition parties in Pakistan on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan's offer to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to hold bilateral talks.
Senator Abdul Ghafoor Haidri of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl questioned as how a single individual could offer dialogue to India without taking parliament into its confidence, Pakistan daily 'Dawn' reported.
Senate’s former chairman Mian Raza Rabbani of Pakistan Peoples Party alleged that violence in Kashmir had 'increased' and in such a situation offer for talks was "incomprehensible".
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry explained that Khan’s letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a response to a communication he received from him. He said Pakistan wanted to find a solution to all bilateral disputes with India, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chaudhry said Khan’s vision was to alleviate sufferings of the millions of people living below the poverty line in the region. He said Pakistan would be in the middle of two big international markets if its relations with India were normalised.