Imran Khan a new PM, should be given a chance, we should give him proof: Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 February 2019, 04:10 PM
Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister.
Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister.

Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister, on Wednesday once again said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan deserves a chance to act against terrorists as he is a new Prime Minister. "It's true that whether it was the Pathankot attack or the Mumbai attack they (Pakistan) were given proof but they didn't take action. But because Imran Khan is a new PM and he is talking about a new start, he should be given a chance. We should give them proof and see what they do," news agency ANI quoted Mufti as saying. 

In a similar statement on Tuesday, the PDP president said Pakistan was not being blamed for the Pulawama terror attack without any evidence and asked its Prime Minister Imran Khan to walk the talk. However, Mufti said Khan deserves a chance since he has recently taken over the reigns of the country.

"Disagree. Pathankot dossier was given to them (Pakistan) but no actin was taken to punish the perpetrators. Time to walk the talk," Mehbooba said in a tweet.

"But Pak PM deserves a chance since he has recently taken over. Of course the war rhetoric (in India) has more to do with the impending elections that anything else (sic)," she added.

Khan on February 19 assured India that he would act against the perpetrators of the Pulwama terror attack if New Delhi shares "actionable intelligence".

In a video message, he said Pakistan wants "stability in the region".

Khan said that he understood it was India's election year and the narrative of blaming Pakistan would make it easier to get votes from the masses but he hoped that better sense will prevail and that India would be open to dialogue.

The suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group in Pulwama left 40 CRPF personnel dead.

First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 03:45 PM
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