ISLAMABAD (TIP): Unveiling Pakistan’s foreign policy roadmap, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , on June 6, vowed to “progressively pursue” normalcy in ties with India while actively seeking solutions to outstanding issues, including Kashmir. Listing his government’s foreign policy priorities a day after assuming office, Nawaz in a message sent to the heads of all Pakistani missions, said neighbors will be the focus of “immediate attention”.
“Unless the region is peaceful, our efforts for growth and development will not meet success,” he said. “With India, the Prime Minister stressed the need to progressively pursue normalcy in our bilateral relations, while actively seeking solutions for all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Nawaz (63), who was sworn in for a record third term as premier yesterday, had signaled even before the May 11 general elections that he intended to work on improving relations with India.