Imran Khan has been propped up by Pakistan Army, says VK Singh

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2018 4:20:57 pm

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh made the comments at the opening of a two-day conference – Smart Border Management – organised by FICCI. (File)

Union minister V K Singh said on Monday that the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new prime minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether “the person” will be able to bring about a change. India is adopting a “wait and watch” approach after the installation of a new government in Pakistan, the minister of state for external affairs said.

Responding to a question on incidents of infiltration at the border after the change of government in Pakistan, he said, “Did you all expect a change? I don’t know. After all, the person has been propped up by the (Pakistan) army. The army still rules. So, let’s wait and watch how things go — whether the person remains under army control or doesn’t remain under its control.” He, however, did not refer to Khan by name.

Dialogue with Pakistan can happen only if the environment is “conducive” for talks, the minister added on the sidelines of the opening of a two-day conference – Smart Border Management – organised by FICCI….

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