Nawaz Sharif commits to stop anti-India bashing for cordial relations

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his commitment to stop bashing India and establish cordial relations with its oldest rival.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2013, 16:18 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his commitment to stop bashing India and establish cordial relations with its oldest rival.
In an interview to The Telegraph, Sharif said that Islamabad has been using India–bashing slogans in the elections since many years, but his government would refrain from using such slogans as they want to pursue a policy of conflict resolution with New Delhi with far more energy and vigour.

He made it clear that he sees his election victory as a mandate for establishing peace with India, the Daily Times reports.

Sharif also said that he was trying to hold peace talks with the Taliban to end the years-long bloodshed.

He further added that his government would come out with a new national security strategy in the coming weeks in a bid to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table.

ANI