Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the UNGA

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New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday said war is not an option and called for peaceful talks between India and his country in an effort to resolve mutual issues.

In his first speech in 77Th At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York, the Pakistani Prime Minister said, “India should take credible steps to create an environment for constructive engagement. We are neighbors, we are forever, it is our choice whether we live in peace or fight each other.

“We have had three wars since 1947, the result of which has only increased misery, poverty and unemployment on both sides. It is now up to us to resolve our differences, our problems and our problems through peaceful negotiations and discussions,” said Prime Minister Sharif.

Calling for peaceful talks to resolve mutual issues, he said, “I think it is time India understands this message that both countries are armed. War is not an option, only peaceful dialogue can solve the problems so that the world becomes more peaceful in the coming time.

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Speaking on the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan wants stable relations with all its neighbors including India, and sustainable stability in South Asia to find a lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan also spoke about the impact of climate change as a result of the devastating floods in the country and warned the United Nations that climate disasters should not be confined to his country.

“My heart and mind could not leave the house. Standing here and I am still standing in the flood affected areas of Pakistan,” he added, “”Pakistan has never seen such a stark and devastating example of the impact of global warming. Life in Pakistan has changed forever.”

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