ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the time of wars with India is over now, adding that the wars which were fought between Pakistan and India 30 to 40 years ago should be considered last wars. He said that all the institutions are following the policies of the government, adding that the input is taken from all the concerned institutions while forming polices.
Nawaz Sharif said that the matter of Musharraf would be decided by the court, adding that the decision of court is legal and constitutional and this should be implemented. He said all are bound to accept and respect the law and constitution of the country. He said that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the supremacy of the constitution, adding that all would have to appear before the law.
This prime minister said during an interview with a private TV channel. Nawaz Sharif said that he has held several meetings with government committee formed for dialogues with Taliban and also held meetings with army chief and DG ISI. Nawaz said he informed these persons that the committee has informed these things and we should also have to give positive response but when we went to Turkey the Taliban accepted the responsibility of Karachi and Peshawar attacks.
Nawaz said that the Taliban had said they will hold the responsible of the terrorist attacks but now they instead of taking notice of others has started accepting responsibility of the attacks.
Nawaz said we had started the dialogue process with good intension, adding that the dialogues faced set back due to recent attacks. He said the innocents are being killed in the day light, adding that it has been said Holy Quran that the killing of one innocent person is killing the whole humanity, adding that the religion and faith teaches this lesson to us.
Nawaz said he will meet the government committee and will ask about the outcome of the meetings with arbitration committee from Irfan Siddiqui, adding that we were thinking to take steps on the demands of the Taliban shura but the recent incidents have happened and now what steps we should take.
Nawaz said the members of the government committee and other people being consulted by government have same view as he was expressing.
He said if Taliban had any reservation that their people are killed they should had to convey this to arbitration committee, adding that what message is being conveyed to government committee, government and masses through claiming responsibility of terrorist attacks. He said that the whole nation has resentment over this situation. Nawaz Sharif said that the matter of Musharraf would be decided by the court, adding that the decision of court is legal and constitutional and this should be implemented.
He said all are bound to accept and respect the law and constitution of the country, adding that the law is equal for all and if there will be discrimination in enforcement of law then there would be anarchy in country. He said that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the supremacy of the constitution, adding that all would have to appear before the law.
Nawaz said that if we can achieve the goal of peace through dialogues then nothing could be better from this, adding that the government is conducting dialogues seriously, adding that the government is trying its best to achieve the goals of peace through peaceful means.
Nawaz said the agenda of government is agenda of whole nation, adding that this agenda of good relations with Afghanistan and India, adding that the government has the agenda of progress, overcoming energy crisis and improvement of Pakistani image in whole world.
He said the whole nation should on the same page, adding that the nation, government, opposition and media should be on the same page, adding that the nation is passing though challenges.
He said that Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey are also on the same page, adding that all decided to meet time and again for removing misunderstandings. Nawaz said the improvement in relations with India is very vital, adding that this is not time of wars, adding that wars which were fought 30 or 40 years should be considered as last wars, adding that it was his sheer desire to improve relations with India. He said that the DGMOs of both countries have held meeting and peace has been restored at LoC and now we have to move forward.
He said the elections are going to be held in India and Pakistan also thinks that after election we could be in better position to hold dialogues.
Nawaz Sharif said that the government forms policies and takes input from all institutions, adding that till now he has not faced any hurdle in implementation of these policies and hopes in future there will be no hurdle.
Nawaz said there was good governance in 1990 and 1997 during PML-N governments, adding that there is no allegation of corruption against PML-N, adding if the momentum of progress was not stopped then today Pakistan would have been equal to Turkey in progress and at the top in whole South Asian region. He said that the dictatorships have reversed the progress of the country, adding that we have to stop this thing in future. He said it was very vital for Pakistan to resolve internal and external problems, adding that Pakistan could make enormous progress.
He said that the friendship of Pakistani and Saudi Arabia is strengthening with the passage of every day, adding that the high level delegations of Saudi Arabia will continue in future, adding that Saudia wants to strengthen economic ties with Pakistan.
Nawaz said no Saudi official have talked with him about the matter of Parvez Musharraf, adding that the Saudis are coming for Pakistan and showing the world that they support the agenda of Pakistani government.