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New Delhi: With tensions escalating between India and Pakistan post the Uri attack where 19 Indian soldiers were killed, Pakistan tried to quell the agitation between the two countries when a top Pakistan diplomat said that war was not the solution to India-Pakistan problem.

Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, said, “Going to war is not an option at all. The reason is both the countries need economic development, have to work for the welfare of the people.”

After India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control and destabilised terror launch pads in the region, Pakistan has seen some rhetoric about the launch of full-scale weaponized attack against India, particularly nuclear.

However, many have shunned and condemned the rhetoric and have maintained that war is impossible between the two countries.

“Thinking about war is unimaginable. So this is the thinking of the Government of Pakistan – to resolve all the issues including that of Kashmir through dialogue as per international legality,” the ambassador said.

Jilani was speaking at the annual fall meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

First Published | 9 October 2016 11:47 AM
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