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Imran Khan, Sonia discuss peace
November 08, 2004 15:18 IST
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Monday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and said she assured him of India's commitment to take the peace process with Pakistan forward.
"It was an excellent meeting and I asked her about the peace process," Khan, who was with Gandhi for 30 minutes, said.
Khan, who was in New Delhi to attend the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative Conference' last week, told the United Progressive Alliance chairperson that Pakistanis wanted peace.
The former cricketer said Gandhi would visit Pakistan "very soon".
Asked about the All Parties Hurriyat Conference's stand on the peace process, Khan said, "We did not go into details."
He said a solution to the Kashmir issue was possible with the involvement of the people of Pakistan, India and Kashmir.
He thanked External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh for promising to facilitate his travel to Jammu and Kashmir. "I am returning to Pakistan now and will later make a programme to visit Kashmir."