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June 2, 2016

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War not to solve issues between Pakistan, India, says Basit

War not to solve issues between Pakistan, India, says Basit

‘New Delhi must abandon its stubborn attitude’

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit has said that war is not a solution to the issues between Pakistan and India, adding that all outstanding issues between the two countries could only be resolved through dialogue.

Addressing a ceremony in New Delhi, he said that there were some outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, which needed to be settled at the earliest. For this, both countries must come together and sit on the negotiating table, he said.

The high commissioner said that both the countries could that both the countries could not resolve the Kashmir issue despite a passage of several decades. Basit said that nothing could be achieved through bloodshed and wars exacerbated problems in the past.

Basit stressed that India must prepare itself for a fruitful and result-oriented negotiations. He also mentioned that after a lapse of five months of the Pathankot attack, India was not forthcoming on true investigation. Pakistan has exhausted all its potentials to proceed the case but India seemed to be reluctant to further investigate the attack, he said. He said that India must abandon its stubborn attitude. He said that attackers of Pathankot airbase could be identified and prosecuted if India cooperated with Pakistan in fully investigating the case.

       

 

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