About India’s growing defence budget, the PM said, “We cannot ignore our neighbour’s [India] unprecedented arms buildup. Will do whatever is necessary to maintain credible deterrence.”
We want peace with India
“Confrontation should not be the destination in South Asia. We want peace with India,” says PM Nawaz Sharif.
He adds, “peace and normalisation between Pakistan and India can’t be achieved without the solution of Kashmir. We should resolve our differences in Jammu and Kashmir. Talks are in the interest of both the countries.”
He demanded an independent inquiry into the Indian brutalities in held Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Zarb-e-Azb operation is the largest, most robust operation against terrorism.
The prime minister says India has posed “unacceptable” pre-conditions to dialogue.
“Turmoil is intensifying, international effort to defeat Da’ish is required,” says Nawaz Sharif. “Peace cannot be built when injustice prevails.”
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif begins his address at the 71st session of United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address comes as the two nuclear-armed nations and arch-rivals exchange barbs over an attack on an Indian military base in Srinagar on Sunday which had left 18 uniformed men killed.
Following the incident, Indian army reportedly requested the Narendra Modi-led government to consider “limited but punitive” cross-border strikes to send a message to Pakistan, which it held responsible for the attack.
The two difficult neighbours have been at odds since July 8 when a populist Kashmiri rebel leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed by Indian forces.
At least 100 demonstrators were also killed when the occupied military used indiscriminate force against the masses protesting the Wani’s killing.
Modi also invited Pakistan’s anger during his Independence Day address this year wherein he had said that the latter would have to answer for its ‘human rights’ violation in Balochistan and Azad Kashmir.
Tensions between the two countries were also fuelled on January 5 when an Indian airbase in Pathankot was attacked, leaving 11 people including Indian soldiers dead.
Here’s the video of the premier’s address: