Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India will have to take the first step for peace in the region as issues should be resolved through dialogue.
Addressing the inaugural session of the Security Dialogue in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that there is a great need for discussion on national security in the country as the goals of national security are very broad. The security forces made us safe by making sacrifices.
He said that the country was facing a fiscal deficit which affected our currency. If the currency falls, everything is affected. Inflation rises. A country which has a sea of poor people is not safe. Our poverty is the biggest challenge and our biggest focus is on uplifting the poor.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, I am happy that Pakistan has played its role in the Afghan peace process, the situation in Afghanistan has led to growing mistrust, we are committed to peace in Afghanistan. We played a role and tried to bring peace while the Biden administration also believes that the war should not continue.
Imran Khan further said that cordial relations with the neighboring countries are part of our foreign policy, By having better relations with the neighboring countries we will be able to get the benefits of geo-strategic importance as the benefits from geographical importance cannot be gained without regional peace.
He said that India has to take the first step for peace in the region because problems should be resolved through dialogue, we tried our best to improve relations with India, we tried to resolve issues through dialogue, India should give Kashmiri people the right to self-determination in accordance with the resolutions of the Security Council. Giving Kashmiris their legitimate rights is beneficial not only for Pakistan but also for India.