Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called upon India to come to the negotiating table and engage Pakistan for the sake of regional peace after the new government takes office in New Delhi following the Indian general election, Radio Pakistan reported.
Speaking on Pakistan Television, he said that "war has always brought destruction and cannot be considered as an option, particularly when both the countries are nuclear powers."
The minister regretted that Kashmir was burning as India is trying to suppress the voice of Kashmiris through military presence and its black laws.
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"Voice of Kashmiris cannot be suppressed in this modern era of electronic media and the internet."
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the European Commission and the United Nations had categorically stated that Kashmiris were fighting for their right to self-determination.
"Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav had confessed that he was involved in subversive activities in Pakistan," said FM Qureshi, adding that India wanted him released, however, he would be tried according to Pakistan's laws.