Islamabad, March 17
Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Wednesday said India would be benefited economically by having peace with his country as it would enable New Delhi to directly access the resource-rich Central Asia region through Pakistani territory.
Delivering the inaugural address at the launch of the two-day Islamabad Security Dialogue, Khan said his government after coming to power in 2018 did everything for better ties with India and it was for India to reciprocate. “India will have to take the first step. Unless they do so, we cannot do much,” he said. Central Asia, in the modern context, generally includes five resource-rich countries — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. — PTI