Pakistan wants to solve all outstanding issues with India through dialogue: Abdul Basit
NEW DELHI (92 News) - Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan is keen to settle all the issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through dialogue.
He said this while addressing a flag hoisting ceremony held at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Thursday with connection to Pakistan Day.
Referring to Pakistan-India relations, the High Commissioner underlined the importance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of peaceful neighbourhood.
He said that peace was in the mutual interest of both countries and a lasting peace could only be achieved through meaningful dialogue. The High Commissioner underlined that seeking dialogue with India was not Pakistan’s weakness but its strength as “our positions on bilateral issues are rooted in principles and international law”.
The high commissioner congratulated all Pakistan nationals in India on this auspicious occasion. He said under the impeccable and sagacious leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Muslims of the sub-continent realized their dream of creating Pakistan. It was now incumbent upon us to make Pakistan a truly welfare state as envisioned by the Quaid-e-Azam.
Students of the Pakistan High Commission School sang Pakistan national songs and presented a tableau highlighting the struggle for the creation of Pakistan.