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Pakistan and India cannot afford to engage in war: Pakistan FM Qureshi

6/04/2021 at 9:22 PM

Islamabad, Apr 6After efforts were made to normalize the relations between India and Pakistan, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the neighboring countries cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are powered by nuclear weapons.

As per media reports, Qureshi mentioned that Pakistan is firmly committed for resolving all the  ongoing issues through dialogue and further asked India to take the responsibility for creating a conducive environment.

“Pakistan has a clear stance on trade with India. It’s now India’s turn to make the environment conducive for dialogue,” he said.

Raising serious concerns about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Qureshi said, “The people of Kashmir and different political parties had already rejected the Indian government’s decision of August 5, 2019.”

This statement comes at a time when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took a U-turn on its decision to resume trade with India, until it reverses its decision of August 5, 2019 in which it unilaterally changed the Special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating article 370 and 35A.

Earlier, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said that some counties changed their position over just one phone call to which Qureshi maintained that statement by saying it was not directed at Pakistan.

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