Taking federal cabinet members into confidence regarding the plan of action as tensions with India escalate, PM Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on all issues including terrorism.
Pakistan is ready for talks with India on all issues including terrorism, PM Imran Khan said on Thursday, maintaining that dialogue is the only way for peace and stability in the region.
Chairing a Cabinet meeting, Imran Khan briefed the members about the latest developments in the Indo-Pak relations following the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 and subsequent aerial engagement by the two countries fighter jets
We are ready for every eventuality. If they give priority to peace, we are ready for peace. If they prioritise dialogue, we are ready for dialogue, the foreign minister said.
Qureshi also confirmed the receipt of India’s dossier on the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 in which 41 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers were killed in an attack claimed by Pakistan-based terror group JeM.
Let’s talk together on the basis of the dossier. I am ready to talk. You want to talk about terrorism, I am ready. You want to talk about peace, I am ready. You want to make it a common challenge, I am ready, he said.
India carried out air strikes against the biggest training camp of Jem in Balakot.
Dialogue is the only way for peace and stability in the region, the premier said, adding he had made an offer to India to investigate the Pulwama attack and hold dialogue on bilateral issues.
One of the two pilots, who landed inside Pakistani territory after his MiG-21 Bison was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets, remains in Army’s custody. Islamabad says it is ready to negotiate his return as per Geneva Convention if it leads to de-escalation in the region.