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In favour of peaceful ties with India, says Pakistan President

Published Jan 15, 2016, 6:58 pm IST
Updated Jan 15, 2016, 6:58 pm IST
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan wanted peaceful ties with India (Photo: AFP)
 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan wanted peaceful ties with India (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said Pakistan wanted peaceful ties with India.

“Islamabad is in favour of peaceful relations with India and wants to resolve all outstanding issues including the Kashmir dispute through dialogue,” he said.

Mr Hussain said the country’s leadership was fully prepared to deal with the challenges of national security and was determined to eliminate terrorism and militancy.

Addressing the graduates of National Security Course here at the National Defence University (NDU), the President said efforts were afoot to ensure peace in the country and in the region.

President Hussain said terrorism had become a global issue that required a joint approach by all states to fight the same.

He said the international community was supporting Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts, which he said would intensify the impact of the steps taken against militancy.

The President said Pakistan wanted restoration of peace in Afghanistan and was extending cooperation to its neighbour for enduring peace in the region.

The President said strategic and political changes at global level had given rise to new challenges that needed a new approach for effective resolutions.

He mentioned the nation and the country's armed forces had rendered immense sacrifices in fight against terrorism and added that Operation Zarb-e-Azb was nearing its successful completion against militants.

He said the incident of Army Public School in Peshawar that took lives of innocent school children had united the entire nation against terrorism.

The President lauded the NDU for maintaining high credibility at national and international levels and said courses offered by it were benefitting both military personnel and civilian officials.

He congratulated the graduates of the National Security Course and expressed confidence that the training they had received at the prestigious institute would prove helpful in their professional life and in formulation of policies related to national security. 

Meanwhile, on Friday, Interior Ministry presented details of terrorists and their facilitators in the parliament.

The Senate and the National Assembly were told that at least 332 terrorists have been executed, 2159 have been killed and 1724 have been arrested.

Besides, 214 cases pertaining to money laundering have been registered with 322 arrests and 350 million recovered from the suspects.

The interior ministry also informed that 933 URLs and 10 websites in use of the terrorists were closed.

Moreover, facilitators of the terrorists providing food, shelter and finance to them were also nabbed which include five from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight from Sindh, 28 from Diamir whereas 41 cases were registered by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Punjab.


Location: Pakistan, Islamabad


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