Pakistan understands value of peace: President
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday said that Pakistan understood the value of peace and it had been continuously talking of peace which was in sharp contrast to the belligerent designs of India.
Addressing at the inaugural session of a seminar titled “Global strategic threat and response 2020”, organized by the Center for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS), the president said after assuming power, Prime Minister Imran Khan made a peaceful gesture to India, offering it to resolve all the issues peacefully.
The PM’s offer of ‘taking two steps if India takes one’ was not reciprocated by the eastern neighbour, he said.
Pakistan, as peace gesture, had also returned the Indian captured pilot, despite Indian aggression during February last, he added.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, renowned defence analysts, experts, diplomats and academics attended the event.
The president, dilating upon the topic, said that the global order was rapidly changing, but he was disappointed with such developments as the humanity still refused to learn from its bitter experiences of wars.
History was the witness to the fact that wars were used as tools for exploitation and loot of the regions and resources and with the passage of time, dynamics of warfare had undergone a sea change from gun powder to the supersonic missiles, he observed.
He regretted that the Muslim world had also suffered due to the interests of others.
With wars, peace could not be achieved, neither such spectacles could contribute towards the rebuilding of nations, he added. - APP