WEB DESK – The chief minister of Punjab and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif said that wars have given nothing but hunger, poverty and devastation to people of India and Pakistan.
Shahbaz Sharif was still the Chief Minister of Punjab in 1998 when Pakistan, while responding to Indian nuclear blasts, declared its nuclear arsenal to the world. Ever since then his party leadership continued to claim the credit of making the atomic bomb for protecting the integrity of national borders.
However, it was until the election campaign of 2013 polls when Nawaz Sharif, now the premier of Pakistan, started making pro-India statements in his speeches. Almost in all his public addresses he used to mention that only way forward to for India and Pakistan is by enhancing cooperation.
The CM of Punjab, was speaking to the member of upper house of Indian parliament, Rajiya Sabha and former chief election commissioner, Dr Monohar Singh Gill who called on him in Lahore. He said that wars have given nothing but poverty, hunger and devastation to people of India and Pakistan and time has come to forget the bitterness of the past and take solid measures for the betterment of the people of the two countries.
Shahbaz Sharif said that PML-N’s government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif desires the best relationship with the neighbouring countries including India.
Shahbaz said that relations between India and Pakistan have improved substantially during the recent years, however, he added that there is a need to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries.