Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan is willing to hold talks with India if New Delhi is serious about resolving the ongoing Kashmir issue.
Talking to reporters in Baku, Azerbaijan, the premier said Pakistan offered holding dialogue on the outstanding issues on several occasions, but India did not reciprocate.
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“Kashmir is the main cause of unrest in the region and India must show seriousness for resolution of the issue and honour its commitment, under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” PM Nawaz said, adding that Pakistan is committed to peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.
Delving into the Uri incident, the premier expressed regret that India blamed Pakistan for the attack on its army base camp in Uri. “Within six hours of the Uri incident, India levelled allegations against Pakistan, and reiterated that no infiltration took place on Line of Control (LoC).”
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PM Nawaz said his government had introduced a new culture of political tolerance in the country as they respected mandate of every party.
“The PPP formed government in Sindh and we respected it. Similarly we have respected MQM as an opposition party,” he concluded.
He vowed to take the country to path of progress and prosperity, despite certain elements’ plans to shut the country.
Courtesy : Express Tribune