PM urges world community to play role in preventing Indian belligerent actions
Addressing USIP in Washington, Nawaz Sharif says US could play constructive role in promoting stability in South Asia.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has urged the international community to play its due role for preventing India's belligerent actions, which are threat to peace and security in South Asia.
Addressing the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, he said that US could play a constructive role in promoting stability in South Asia.
He said that escalation of tension between Pakistan-India poses threat to peace in the region and US should avert it.
Nawaz Sharif said he has made sincere efforts to improve relations with the neighboring India but his efforts have not been reciprocated.
He said the National Security Advisers' level talks were scuttled by India's attempts to limit the talks to one issue.
He said that these talks were cancelled due to increased ceasefire violations by India across the line of control and the working boundary.
PM Nawaz Sharif said in his address to the UN General Assembly, he proposed a new peace initiative that could serve the basis for progress towards normalization of relations between the two countries. He said there is no alternative for the two countries but to resume a comprehensive dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
On Afghan issue, Nawaz Sharif said achieving peace through negotiations is the best option. He said Pakistan facilitated the first round of intra Afghan dialogue and we are ready to assist in reviving the talks between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban.
He said Pakistan's priority is to defeat the TTP to bring peace in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is fully committed to the objectives of non-proliferation and disarmament. He said Pakistan will install several civil nuclear power plants under the IAEA safeguards to meet its energy needs.
He said being a responsible nuclear State, Pakistan should be included in the nuclear suppliers group.
Nawaz Sharif said the government also launched intelligence-based operation throughout the country against the terrorist sleeper cells and their facilitators. He asked the United States to enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with APP after wide-ranging talks with US President Obama at White House, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the United States will extend unconditional cooperation to Pakistan in its endeavors to reform the economy and attain regional peace.
Prime Minister said ties between Pakistan and the US have reached new heights compared to what they were two years.
Expressing satisfaction over his interaction with President Obama and his top aides, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan provided evidence and effectively conveyed the Obama administration its concern over the involvement of India's subversive activities to destabilize the country.
He said we were able to present our point of view clearly which was appreciated by the United States.