While giving his maiden interview to a news channel, newly hustled in Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave an honourable mention to its neighbour India by terming the nation as an ‘existential threat’ and also shunned the never ending allegations of terror funding claiming as ‘difference of opinion’.
Abbasi, who is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly also said, “We (Pakistan) have a very robust and very secure command-and-control system over our strategic nuclear assets, and I think time has proved that it’s a process that is very secure.
“As far as tactical nuclear weapons, we do not have any fielded tactical nuclear weapons. We have developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the Cold Start doctrine that India has developed,” he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press of Pakistan.
When he was asked for a comment on the critical situation both nations are facing along the Line of Control (LoC), he said, “There is Indian aggression along the LoC, mostly to draw attention away from the genuine struggle of the Kashmiri people, who have risen against the Indian occupation there.”
So on today’s #ConnectWithNewsX we asked the viewers — Pakistan PM Abbasi dodges terror harbouring ques, terms it a ‘difference of opinion’. Will relations improve with new Pak PM?