Nawaz Harps Peace Tune, Says War No Solution


Islamabad: After raising much hue and cry at the United Nations accusing India for fanning terrorism in Pakistan drawing rebuff from the international community, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has now asserted that war with India is not an option, media reported on Friday.

During a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday with President Mamnoon Hussain, Sharif affirmed Pakistan’s desire for friendly ties with India, all its neighbours and the world at large for sustainable development, The Nation reported.

The prime minister said the US and world powers wanted Pakistan-India dialogue to resume and added that Pakistan “has always been for talks”.

An official statement issued after the meeting said, “They discussed the regional situation and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to have friendly relations with all the neighbouring countries.”

Relations between Pakistan and India are at their lowest ebb these days as the two sides blame each other for firing along the line of control (LoC) and the international boundary.