New Delhi: After three wars with India, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif admitted that his country had learned its lesson and reaffirmed its desire for peace.
In an interview with Al Arabiya TV, Sharif also requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put an end to the violence in Kashmir since Pakistan wants peace.
Sharif cited a number of claims of human rights abuses and declared that they must not be disregarded.
“We have engineers, doctors, and skilled labourers. We want to utilise these assets for prosperity and to bring peace to the region so that both nations can grow,” Sharif said in the interview.
“It is up to us to live peacefully and make progress or quarrel with each other and waste time and resources. We have had three wars with India, and they have only brought more misery, poverty, and unemployment to the people. We have learnt our lesson, and we want to live in peace, provided we are able to resolve our genuine problems,” he added.
In his message to PM Modi, Sharif stated that Pakistan did not want to squander money on bombs and ammunition.
“We are nuclear powers, armed to the teeth, and if God forbid a war breaks out, who will live to tell what happened?” he said.