India and Pakistan should imitate United States, N Korea- Shehbaz Sharif

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 17:43

On Tuesday, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said that the summit between the United States and North Korea was an example that could be emulated by India and Pakistan, though he insisted a bilateral dialogue should begin with the issue of Kashmir.

Hours after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document that committed their countries to work for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, Sharif said India and Pakistan could take steps similar to those taken by the US and North Korea to “return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint”.

“(The) Singapore Summit between USA & North Korea should set a good precedent for Pakistan & India to follow. Ever since the start of Korean War, the two nations have been at odds with one another; both threatening to use military force with their nuclear arsenals facing each other,” he said in a series of tweets.

“If the United States and North Korea can return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint, there is no reason why Pakistan and India cannot do the same, beginning with a dialogue on Kashmir whose heroic people have resisted and rejected Indian occupation,” he added.