The threat is clear. “Unless Kashmir issue is solved, Mumbai-like attacks always a possibility: Imran Khan,” from the Press Trust of India, November 7 (thanks to S.B.):
Gurgaon: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Wednesday said time was up for trying to solve India-Pakistan issues through “militancy and militarily” but asserted that unless Kashmir issue was resolved, there was “always a possibility” of Mumbai-like attacks. Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, also said if his party comes to power, he will not allow terrorism against India to originate from his country’s soil.
Addressing a World Economic Forum meeting, he said while improvement in bilateral trade was welcome, the issue of Jammu and Kashmir must also progress on a parallel line. Terming a solution to the Kashmir issue as “vital”, he said “trade, connections, along with cricket matches will help. At the same time, we should develop some sort of a roadmap to resolve Kashmir issue, which is vital”.
“Because unless we operate on both plains, there is always a possibility, as it happened, relationships were improving, confidence building measures, cricket matches, people-to-people contacts, and then came Mumbai.” Stressing the need for a “new relationship”, he said “no more trying to resolve our problems through militancy and military but through politics. It should be two-pronged. One to normalise, open up relationships with trade on one side and then start a dialogue on Kashmir.”
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief assured if his party would come to power, he would not allow terrorism against India to originate….