Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan wants to settle all issues with India, including Kashmir, through talks, but will not tolerate any threats.
While addressing a special session of both houses of Parliament convened to discuss the tensions with India, Sharif said Pakistan’s armed forces and people were ready to defend the country and would mount a strong response to anything that endangers national security.
“Pakistan is against war and wants durable peace. We are ready to settle all issues including Kashmir, through serious result-oriented talks,” said Sharif.
“If the two countries are to compete in tackling poverty and working for progress and peace, this cannot be done in an atmosphere clouded with “fire, gunpowder and blood,” he said.
“The Uri incident happened when I was on my way to New York for the UN General Assembly. Without even an investigation, India blamed Pakistan within six hours. This shows what was their real intention,” added Sharif.