With results for 225 of the 272 seats in Pakistan’s national assembly declared, cricketer-turned-politician ( King of Pakistan ) Imran Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf or PTI has emerged because of the single-largest party. in an exceedingly presidential style address on Thursday night after claiming success within the bitterly fought elections marred by allegations of rigging, Mr. Khan indicated he would supply an offering to India and the 2 neighbors ought to resolve the Kashmir issue.
“God has given me an opportunity to come to power to implement that ideology which I started 22 years ago,” Mr. Khan, 65, said in a televised speech from his house near the capital Islamabad. “I really want to fix our ties, you take one step forward, we will take 2,” he said. The former captain of the Pakistani cricket team said he was a “little disappointed” the way Indian media has portrayed him “like a Bollywood villain… as though all are bad if I return to power”. “I have widely traveled in India due to cricket and that I want good relations with India,” he said in the half-hour address.
Elaborating on his foreign policy and his views of relations with India towards the end of his address, King of Pakistan: Mr. Khan said the two countries also need to have a dialogue on Kashmir. “The biggest dispute between us is about Kashmir. we’d like to speak about Kashmir. We’re still on sq. one. India sees Baluchistan, we see Kashmir… this blame game has to stop. we are able to take 2 steps forward if you take one,” he said. Supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who accuse Mr. Khan of colluding with the still powerful Pakistani Army, said the vote count was rigged in what it termed an assault on democracy in a country with a history of military rule.
There are concerns in India about the result of the elections in Pakistan. A nationalist party at the helm can have an effect on the security of the people in Jammu and Kashmir yet because of the rest of India seeable of Pakistan’s tacit support to terror.
Mr. Khan’s success within the elections is a stunning rise for somebody who has spent a lot of his political career on the fringes of Pakistan politics. In his speech peppered with populist pledges, Mr Khan promised to create jobs for the poor and said he would turn the palatial prime minister’s official residence within the capital into an education facility, rather than living in it. Mr. Khan has staunchly denied allegations by Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N that he’s obtaining help from the military, that has ruled Pakistan for about half its history and still sets key security and policy. The Pakistani Army has discharged allegations of meddling.