Pakistan doesn’t do business with individuals: Sherry Rehman slams PM

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan does business with other states, not individuals, said PPP MNA Sherry Rehman on Wednesday.

“It is unseemly for a sitting PM to state a preference for dialogue with a candidate from another country in the middle of their election,” tweeted Sherry Rehman, in response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s interview to the BBC.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that if the BJP won the elections, chances of peace with India would be better.

“Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” he said.

Sherry Rehman pointed out in her tweet that by singling out Modi or the BJP as the ones in India who could negotiate peace with Pakistan, the prime minister had closed the doors with others in the neighbouring country.

Tensions between India and Pakistan soared after the Pulwama attack in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir.

India blamed Pakistan for harbouring militants in terrorist camps and safe havens. Islamabad denied accusations and warned India from attacking it.

On February 27, the PAF shot down two Indian aircraft a  day after the IAF violated Pakistan’s airspace and dropped payload in Balakot.

Pakistan Army took into custody Indian pilot Abhinandan Varnathan but released him after two days. Prime Minister Imran Khan called it a ‘peace gesture’ towards India.