Pakistan’s friendship offer shouldn’t be considered as weakness: Imran Khan

LAHORE: After India canceled talks with Pakistan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday aired his grievance saying that Pakistan’s offer of “friendship” to India should not be mistaken as its weakness.

Pakistan PM Khan said, “I hope the Indian leadership will shun arrogance and hold (peace) talks with Pakistan. Our offer of friendship should not be considered as our weakness. The friendship between Pakistan and India will help overcome poverty.”

Pakistan “should not be threatened as it will not tolerate any act of hostility,” Khan said while addressing Punjab bureaucracy in Lahore, adding, “we will not take the pressure of any world power.”

In a harsh comment, Khan attacked the Indian dispensation for canceling the meeting.

Taking to Twitter, Khan said, “Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for the resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture.”