War is not an option: Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit

NEW DELHI: Asserting that the two Asian neighbours are cooperating on the Pathankot terror attack probe, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said war is not an option, adding only fools can think that confrontation would solve the problems between India and Pakistan.

Basit said that both India and Pakistan would have benefited enormously had there been peace in this region.

“Till the time we don’t sit and discuss the issues, I don’t think the problem can be solved,” he added.

The Pakistani envoy also expressed hope that the investigating agencies would get to the bottom of the terror attack on the Pathankot air base.

“We are maintaining cooperation on Pathankot.
Let’s hope we will be able to get to the bottom of that incident,” Basit told the media here.

Addressing a conference earlier, Basit had said the mutual dialogue between India and Pakistan got derailed due to the terror attack on Pathankot air base.

“We saw Sushma Swaraj visiting Pakistan and later Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited our country.
The dialogue process between both nations witnessed a pace, but unfortunately Pathankot attack happened and the FS-level talks could not take place,” he said.

“Today it has been five months of Pathankot attack, but the dialogue process between India and Pakistan haven’t resumed,” he added.

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