Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, spoke to journalists abroad about former Army chief general Bajwa. He continued by discussing the nation’s political climate.
Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, has alleged that Qamar Javed Bajwa, a former commander of the army, compelled him to establish friendly relationships with India in an effort to improve relations between the two nations. Moreover, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) claimed that Bajwa “was not a man of principles.”
Khan added that if elections are not held within 90 days, the country would no longer have a constitution. He said that it would prompt him to act immediately.
This occurs against a background of Pakistan’s denial of any backchannel communications with New Delhi. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, the spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, recently stated at a media conference that “there is no backchannel between Pakistan and India at this time.”
India and Pakistan have complicated relations with frequent cross-border terrorism, cease-fire breaches, territorial disputes, and more. Iran experienced a difficult period in 2019 after Indian warplanes attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammed training facility in Pakistan’s Balakot in retaliation for the Pulwama terror incident that year. The revocation of Articles 370 and 35A from Jammu and Kashmir caused more damage to the relationship.
Although India has reaffirmed its wish for regular relations with its neighbour, it has underlined that it is Islamabad’s responsibility to ensure that such interactions take place in an atmosphere devoid of terror and animosity.
After both nations held private talks in 2021, Reuters reports that there is a chance that bilateral relations between India and Pakistan could deteriorate. According to the report, the cease-fire along the Line of Control (LoC) was extended that same year.