Washington: Claiming that Pakistan is “neither a source nor an epicentre” of terrorism, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said the US was in a position to help his country resolve its differences with India, including the “core” issue of Kashmir.
A day ahead of his meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, Sharif contended the US was well placed to resolve outstanding issues because of its growing relationship with India.
His insistence on American mediation on Kashmir came despite the rejection of such a move by both the US and India.
Addressing the think tank US Institute of Pakistan (USIP), Sharif said Pakistan is “neither a source of, nor the epicentre of terrorism, as is sometimes alleged”. “In fact, Pakistan itself has been a major victim of terrorism for over a decade,” he said.