Nawaz Sharif says ready to go 'extra mile' with India

Nawaz Sharif says ready to go ‘extra mile’ with India


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to go the “extra mile” to make peace with India, saying the historic rivals can resolve all issues including Kashmir through dialogue.His remarks at the US Institute of Peace came as Indian security forces accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 Indian border posts in Kashmir, calling it the most serious cease-fire violation between the two neighbors in a decade.
But Sharif, on a visit to Washington where he held talks with US President Barack Obama, regretted that periodic incidents such as violence on the disputed border in Kashmir had set back peace attempts.
“I wish to assure this august audience that Pakistan desires to live in peace with its neighbor. We would not be found wanting in walking the extra mile,” he said.
“If we sit down together, if we seriously address these issues, I don’t think we will face any problem,” he said.
“Kashmir, of course, is a very difficult issue and very difficult to resolve but I think, by sitting and talking, we will be able to find some way of resolving that, too,” the premier said. – Arab News via Eurasia Review


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