India and Pak should live like good neighbours, says Nawaz Sharif

RSTV Bureau
NEW YORK: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. Headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. PTI Photo

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. Headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. PTI Photo

Amid the tension between India and Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said India-Pakistan should live like “good neighbours” and urged that all issues including Kashmir should be resolved through dialogue.

“I raised the issue of Kashmir in the UN with courage and spoke out my heart (over the issue). I also gave a proposal to India to improve ties with Pakistan, We (Indian and Pakistan) should live like good neighbours and find out a solution to the Kashmir issue,” Mr. Sharif said while talking to press at the Governor’s House.

The Pakistani Prime Minister also talked about his speech in UN on Kashmir and said that resolution on Kashmir was the agenda of the United Nations and not that of Pakistan therefore it is the world body’s duty to implement it. In his address last week at the United Nations General Assembly, Nawaz Sharif had proposed a four-point formula to improve ties with India.

“I spoke the truth while looking into their eyes. The UN should realise itself and implement its resolution on Kashmir,” he added.

Shifting the subject to Afghan-Pakistan relations, the Pakistan Prime Minister said, “We have laid a foundation of strong ties with Afghanistan. We really worked hard to bring (Afghan) Taliban on negotiation table”.

“While the overt talks were under in Pakistan the news of Mullah Omar’s death was broken that sabotaged this effort. I don’t know why two years after his death the news was broken at the time when talks were underway,” Nawaz Sharif said, adding Pakistan was again trying to bring the Taliban and Afghan government on the table.

(With inputs from the PTI)