Peace with India may come after Sidhu becomes PM: Imran Khan
New Delhi : Hours after India refused to attend the upcoming SAARC meeting in Pakistan, Pak PM Imran Khan said that he hopes they must not wait for peace with India until Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu become the Prime Minister.
The Pakistan Prime Minister responded with a sugary barb. "I hope we don't have to wait for Navjot Sidhu to become India's Prime Minister for the two countries to become friends," Mr Khan said.
"As a cricketer Navjot Sidhu was someone who took risks, never was scared of failing. He is not one of those politicians who are selfish," Mr Khan said.
Navjot Singh Sidhu had triggered controversies with his decision to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.
Navjot Sidhu had been ripped apart by the BJP and on social media after he was seen but embracing Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa and sitting with the "president" of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir.
This time, he was roasted after deciding to go to Pakistan even when his boss, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh declined, citing terror attacks in his state.