Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday that India would sooner or later have to consider the four-point peace proposal he presented at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.
He made the remarks while talking to reporters at the London Airport on Saturday before embarking on his return flight to Pakistan.
“We have put forward concrete proposals for enduring peace in the region with sincere intent,” Prime Minister Nawaz told the newsmen.
“India will have to think on these proposals [which] provide the way forward,” he said. “Today or tomorrow … India will have to pursue this path.”
Premier Nawaz said the international community had both heard and heeded his four-point peace roadmap. “We not only raised the issues [between Pakistan and India] at the UN, but also proposed ways to resolve them,” he said.
“What India has been doing for the last 60 to 70 years has given us nothing except wars. This has not only affected peace but also undermined development in the region,” he added.
The premier also called on India to stop its ‘proxy war’ against Pakistan from across the border. “The proxy war against Pakistan must stop because it doesn’t serve anyone’s purpose and will not lead to anything good,” he said.
Nawaz added that Pakistan had evidence of the involvement of India’s premier spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in subversive activities inside the country. A dossier containing the evidence has been shared with the UN, he told reporters.
He regretted that India levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan and urged New Delhi to “end the blame game which will lead to nowhere.”
“Both Pakistan and India need to adopt a balanced approach towards resolution of their issues and that the sooner the dialogue process starts, the better its results would be,” he said.
The prime minister also talked about the atrocities committed by Indian forces on Kashmiris for the last several decades. “Millions of Kashmiris have lost their lives in their freedom struggle. The international community will have to play its due role for sorting out the problem,” he said.
To a question, he replied that the international community was listening to Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 4th, 2015.