Pak will have better ties with India after polls: Imran Khan

TIL Desk/World/Washington/ Pakistan will have better relations with its neighbours including India after the upcoming general elections, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday, claiming that Islamabad has taken the first step on a new path to peace and progress.

Recently, tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 41 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in February 14. Khan, who announced visa reforms at a ceremony in Islamabad, said that Pakistan is confident today that it has taken the first step on a new path to peace and progress.

“Pakistan will have better relations with its neighbours — including India after the end of their elections. “We will have good relations with all our neighbours and a peaceful Pakistan will be a prosperous Pakistan,” he said as he announced major visa reforms, including online visa issuance facility, to attract tourists and investors.

The elections in India will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, followed by counting of votes on May 23. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party tweeted that the new e-visa scheme will available to visitors from 175 countries.

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