Source: News Bharati English03 Oct 2016 12:57:25

Lahore, Oct 3: Former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said that Pakistan and India should negotiate a peaceful solution to their bilateral problems through a proper dialogue, reported Dawn.

Delivering a talk on ‘Future of Indo-Pak Relations with special reference to Pakistan’s foreign policy’ organised by Tech Society Club in commemoration of 74th Fikri Nashist, Kasuri said that war was not the option to settle issues with India and both the countries will have to negotiate to resolve their bilateral issues.

According to a press release, the program was attended by former minister of state Qayyum Nizami, Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh, Dr Muhammad Sadiq, Jameel Gishkori and Zubir Sheikh who also spoke on the occasion.

Kasuri further said that use of tactical nuclear weapons and advanced technology were the best defence for Pakistan against any aggression in the future. Pakistan should ensure good governance and strengthen its economy besides focusing on soft power option because he said it lacked in these fields as compared to India which was bigger in size.

He said Pakistan needed to present its point of view worldwide in a befitting manner regarding the Kashmir issue. India understood that Pakistan was a nuclear power and it would have to settle its affairs with the country amicably.

Nizami indicating the reasons for distrust between India and Pakistan said Indians were afraid of Pakistanis who could hoist a flag at Lal Qila and Pakistanis afraid Indians would create another Bangladesh. Had Pakistan not been a nuclear state India would have attacked it, he added.