Farooq Abdullah lauds Imran Khan’s remarks on India

New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah congratulated the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan as unofficial results indicate towards his win in Pakistan polls.

“I congratulate Imran Khan. I’ll also say that his statement regarding India that he wants to have better relations with India and solve issues with dialogue, is kind-hearted. We want him to implement what he is saying” Farooq Abdullah told ANI.

In his first speech after the elections, Khan said he would like to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Mentioning Kashmir as the core issue of dispute between the two nations, Khan said that it was time the two countries sat across the table and discussed the issues of concern.

PTI is set to emerge as the single largest party with Imran Khan likely to be the new prime minister of Pakistan.

According to ARY news, citing unofficial results, the PTI is leading at 120 seats, while PML-N and PPP are closing in at the second and third positions respectively.

Other parties are leading in 20 constituencies so far, while independent candidates are also leading in 20 seats.

However, various political parties and journalists have alleged that the elections were rigged in favor of Imran Khan.

Pakistan went to polls on Wednesday and the counting of votes began soon thereafter in the evening. (ANI)