Ties with India can never be normal until Kashmir issue resolved: Alvi

Ties with India can never be normal until Kashmir issue resolved: Alvi

MUZAFFARABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said that Pakistan stood for peace and it had done its best for improving the situation in the region, but its relations with India would never improve without settlement of the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at a special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, Dr Alvi said Pakistan had always given peace a chance to prevail and it would continue to do so because peace was its top-most priority.

However, he said, India should not spoil the atmosphere by denying Kashmiris their legitimate rights and resorting to provocative actions like that of the Balakot attack of February 2019.

“If India can attack Pakistan by crossing the international border, we are afraid it’s desperate to wage a war,” he said, warning that a war between two nuclear-armed states would be disastrous for humanity.

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