Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that they have learnt their lessons after having three wars with India and stressed that now it wants peace with its neighbour. Speaking to Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV, Shehbaz Sharif called for serious and sincere talks with PM Modi on burning issues like Kashmir among others.
The Pakistani Prime Minister said that he wants to give a message to PM Modi that let's sit and have a serious discussion on the burning issue of Kashmir.
Sharif, just like his predecessors, didn't miss to raise Pakistan's propaganda issues of human rights violations in India, mishandling of minorities or the scrapping of Article 370 in Kashmir.
"My message to the Indian leadership and Prime Minister Modi is that let's sit down and have serious and sincere talks to resolve our burning points like Kashmir. It's up to live peacefully and make progress or quarrel with each other and waste time and resources," ANI reported Sharif as saying.
On wars with India, Shehbaz Sharif said that they've had three wars with India which have only brought more misery, poverty, and unemployment to the people.
"We have learnt our lesson and we want to live in peace with India, provided we are able to resolve our genuine problems," Pakistan PM Sharif said.
The Prime Minister's office in Pakistan also spoke on Shehbaz Sharif's interview to Dubai based TV channel saying, "In reference to PM Shehbaz Sharif's interview to Al Arabiya, the spokesman of the PM Office has said the PM has consistently maintained that Pakistan and India must resolve their bilateral issues, especially the core issue of Jammu & Kashmir, through dialogue and peaceful means."
"However, the Prime Minister has repeatedly stated on record that talks can only take place after India has reversed its illegal action of August 5, 2019. Without India's revocation of this step, negotiations are not possible," PMO said.
"The settlement of the Kashmir dispute must be in accordance with the UN resolutions & aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. The spokesman said that the Prime Minister made this position very clear in his interview with Al Arabiya news during his recent visit to the UAE," his office added.
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