Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after the BJP swept the national election in trends released by the Election Commission. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. In April, Imran Khan was quoted as saying by the media that he saw a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Modi’s BJP won the national election. “Perhaps if the BJP – a right-wing party – wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Imran Khan was quoted as saying by news agency Reuters. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said his country has delivered a “message of peace” by opening the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India as he underlined the importance of “conflict resolution” for peace and stability in South Asia.
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