KARACHI: Former President and Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has said that Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi’s policies would strengthen non-state actors on both sides of the borders.
Influential US Senator John McCain telephoned former President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed with him bilateral and international issues.
Zardari also discuss issues relating to the ongoing war hysteria being created by India by resorting to propaganda against Pakistan.
The PPP Co-Chairman said that the hype in Indian propaganda against Pakistan was aimed at hiding from world the atrocities against innocent Kashmiris being perpetrated by Occupation forces.
He said that Pakistan wants a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue and in accordance with the wishes of the people of Kashmir. Dialogue is the only way forward, he said.
The former President said that Prime Minister Modi was pandering to the far right with whose support he had come into power. Zardari told McCain that such policy only strengthened the non-state actors on both sides of the border.
Senator John McCain also acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
The former President said that Pakistan itself was the victim of extremism and terrorism and will never support terrorism. The Pakistan Peoples’ Party and indeed the entire country and the nation condemned all forms of extremism and terrorism.
Both leaders agreed that Pakistan is part of solution to this problem and it is in the interest of peace and stability that Pakistan continued to play its part in the fight against the global threat of terrorism.