Islamabad: India should move to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday.
His remarks came a day after six civilians were killed after an explosive went off at an encounter site in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
The Pakistan premier tweeted: “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN SC resolutions & the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
Three militants were killed on Sunday in an encounter with government forces in Kulgam district, while six civilians lost their lives in a blast following the gunfight there.
It is not the first time Khan has spoken about Kashmir.
In September, New Delhi called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, citing killings of Indian security personnel “by Pakistan-based entities” and the release of Pakistani postage stamps glorifying the slain Kashmiri militant commander Burhan Wani.
In his victory speech after the July elections, Khan expressed his willingness to improve Pakistan’s ties with India and said that his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, through talks.
He said good India-Pakistan relations will be beneficial for the entire region.
With inputs from PTI