Pakistan wants good relations with all neighbours: PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threats, said Nawaz Sharif

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: April 12, 2017 11:19 am
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that Pakistan wants good relations with all countries, particularly its neighbours, a day after a military court’s order to execute Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav spiked Indo-Pak tensions. Sharif said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threats. “The nation has full trust in the country’s armed forces,” he said, assuring the government’s full support in equipping the forces to address modern day challenges.

Sharif said the concept of national security has undergone a transformation and wars are no longer an exclusive sphere of military forces, Radio Pakistan reported.

His remarks came Jadhav was sentenced to death for alleged “spying”. Reacting strongly to the move, India summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and warned Islamabad that it is a case of “premeditated murder”.

Addressing the passing out parade of graduating cadets at Pakistan Air Force Academy (PAF) Asghar Khan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sharif said that cooperation, rather than conflict and shared prosperity, rather than mutual suspicion, is the hallmark of Pakistan’s policy.

“Pakistan is a peace loving country and has always maintained the policy of having friendly relations with other countries particularly its neighbours,” Sharif said.

He said Pakistan on its part will never hesitate to extend the hand of friendship to all and will never waiver from returning goodwill with even more goodwill.

Sharif, however, said “despite our desire for peaceful coexistence, we cannot remain oblivious to defending our sovereignty and protecting our independence”.

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    Pushpinder Singh
    Apr 12, 2017 at 7:57 am
    He means all neighbours except India and Afghanistan!
    1. Alex Cannon
      Apr 12, 2017 at 12:48 am
      Words are cheap need to practice what you preach. Of course your army and ISI won't allow it, Sharif, you are just useless puppet.
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        Curious onlooker
        Apr 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm
        Were you fighting a war across India's borders using non-state actors down the years was indeed to protect your independence and sovereignty as you claim or to annex Kashmir from India? There is a wide gap between what you claim and what you had perpetrated.