Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Thursday that he was “absolutely willing and ready” to work with India to bring peace and prosperity to the region. However, “for meaningful and result-oriented engagement,” it was New Delhi’s responsibility to implement the necessary measures.
“I am absolutely ready and willing to have a serious dialogue and discussion with our counterparts, Indians, provided that they show sincerity of purpose and they show that they are ready to discuss issues that have really kept us at a distance over decades,” he said in a speech to the sixth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in Kazakhstan.
The premier acknowledged that it was regrettable that issues had hampered the promotion of bilateral trade and investment.
“This has to end, but it is still India’s responsibility to take the necessary steps for meaningful and result-oriented engagement,” he emphasized.
“All of Pakistan’s neighbors, including India, want to have peaceful relationships with Pakistan,” “Until India brings its atrocities in occupied Kashmir to a grinding halt,” however, “just and lasting peace will remain elusive.”
The people ought to receive funding for their education and health, the prime minister emphasized.
“I want to leave behind a legacy of peace and progress for the prosperity of the future generations in our region,” he stated. Right now, Pakistan’s top priority is to quickly and fairly restart its economy.
“India remains obligated to take a necessary step to engage in the pursuit of result-oriented solutions,” he added, however.
According to PM Sharif, Kashmiris have been denied their right to self-determination for as long as they can remember due to India’s unabated atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir over the past seven decades.
He urged other nations to pay attention to India’s “bullet over ballot” policy, which openly opposed the UN Security Council’s resolution calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir.
“India has become a threat to its minorities, its neighbors, and the entire region,” he declared.
“Explained how India uses the mantra of democracy to conceal its gross human rights abuses,” the prime minister wrote in a subsequent tweet.
According to PM Shehbaz, the “terrorized valley” was a “manifestation of bullet being a preferred Indian policy than the ballot,” and the world ought to acknowledge the brutality of Indian policies in occupied Kashmir.