Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to improve the Indo-Pak relations but the "aggressive anti-Pakistan posture" of the Indian government resulted in the current stalemate between the two neighbours.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief, whose party appears to be gaining ground ahead of the July 25 elections, also said that the key to the Prime Minister House lies in understanding the country's complex political realities.
"Sharif tried his best (to mend relations with India)," Khan told the Dawn newspaper in an interview.
"Sharif tried everything, even personal (gestures) like calling him (Narendra Modi) over to his house. No one got in his way. But I think it is the policy of the Narendra Modi government to try and isolate Pakistan. They have a very aggressive anti-Pakistan posture…What can one do in the face of this attitude?" the 65-year-old leader added.
Prime Minister Modi visited Pakistan in December 2015 but the attacks by Pakistan-based militants in Pathankot in January 2016 and then in Uri in September strained the ties between the two countries. PTI