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Imran Khan's comments on peace talks if PM Modi wins 'out of context', says FM Qureshi

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After said that his country and stood a better chance of having peace talks if Indian was re-elected again, on Thursday said that the cricketer-turned-politician's comments "were taken out of context".

Addressing the Senate Standing here, Qureshi accused the Indian media of "sensationalising everything". He claimed that Khan's comments were "published out of context", reported.

Earlier this week, while interacting with foreign journalists, had said that prospects of peace talks between and would be brightened if came to power again.

"Perhaps if the BJP wins, some kind of settlement in could be reached," he had said.

Responding to Khan's remarks, Qureshi said that the Prime Minister's opinions on "are on the record".

Qureshi underlined that only the Indian electorate would decide the winner and loser of the ongoing

Qureshi's remarks came amid tensions between and Pakistan sparked following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in Forty CRPF personnel had lost their lives in the attack that was claimed responsibility by Pakistan-based (JeM) terror group.

The incident provoked international condemnation and pressure on Pakistan, urging it to intensify its crackdown on terror groups operating from its soil.

On February 26, India launched an air strike at a JeM training camp in Balakot in Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama attack. The Balakot airstrike was followed by a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani air forces in which a Pakistani jet and an Indian fighter plane were shot down.

Wing was captured by Pakistani authorities but was released on March 1 as a "peace of gesture".

Previously, Qureshi alleged that Pakistan had reliable intelligence inputs India "is hatching a new plot and may resort to military aggression" against the country between April 16 and 20.

However, India had strongly rejected Qureshi's claims, dubbing it as "irresponsible and preposterous" statement made by Pakistan "with a clear objective of whipping up in the region.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 06:35 IST