Even as media reports have suggested that India and Pakistan came close to missile strikes post Balakot air strikes by India, the Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi on Saturday said that his country wants to “resolve all issues” with India through a comprehensive dialogue.
He went on to add that this “desire for peace should not be considered as weakness.”
He was addressing a gathering during the National Day parade in Islamabad.
President Alvi said that two countries need to focus on providing health, education and employment instead of war.
The President went on to add that over the years Pakistan has become a strong and peaceful nuclear power and India needs to accept this reality.
Diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan have of late deteriorated after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 security personnel were killed on February 14. Responsibility of the terror attack was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
The tension got further escalated when 2000 Mirage fighter planes of the Indian Air Force crossed over the Line of Control and bombed a training camp of JeM located in Balakot on February 26.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a message to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the occasion.