As counting of votes in Pakistan General Elections is still underway, current trends are indicating that cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is going to be a winner. In a press conference addressed by Imran Khan on Thursday, the victory bound Imran Khan spoke on a number of issues including resolving the Kashmir issue. Imran Khan also gave a reaction on the way Indian media was projecting him. Speaking at the conference, Imran Khan said that Kashmiris are suffering for long. We have to solve Kashmir issue by sitting across the table. If India’s leadership is willing then the both of us can solve this issue through dialogue. It will be good for the subcontinent also.”

Eyeing a possible victory in the Pakistan General Elections, Imran Khan said, “I thank god, after 22 years of struggle, my prayers have been answered. I have got the chance to fulfil my dream and serve the nation.”

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Sharing his intentions of having good relations with India, Imran Khan said that he was saddened by the way Indian media recently projected him. “I am one of those Pakistanis that wants good relations with India, if we want to have a poverty-free subcontinent then we must have good relations and trade ties.”

Putting his vision across, Imran Khan said that they have to fight poverty, it’s a big challenge. “China is the biggest example in front of us, it lifted 70 crore people out of poverty in the last 30 years, it was unprecedented. We are witnessing the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan. The election process was completed successfully despite many terror attacks. I thank our security forces.”

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