Pakistan wants peace with India: FM Ishaq Dar

Pakistan wants peaceful ties with India but would fittingly respond if it tries to impose war, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said.

PTI| Updated: Oct 13, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan wants peaceful ties with India but would fittingly respond if it tries to impose war, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said.

Dar made these comments while speaking to media in Washington yesterday where he was present to discuss a range of strategic and economic issues with US lawmakers and members of international financial institutions, the Dawn reported.

Dar said that for the development of the region, it was pertinent to promote trade activities between India and Pakistan.

The LoC and the International Border between Pakistan and India have witnessed heavy mortar and gun fire since October 1.

While eight people have died and 90 others were injured in the firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan said its 12 civilians were killed.