Pakistan's Minister for Law and Information Syed Ali Zafar on Friday said that he hoped that India and Pakistan will be able to resolve all issues between the two countries, including that of Jammu and Kashmir, through peaceful dialogue.
Zafar, who was in India to express condolence over the sad demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on behalf of Pakistan, made the remarks following a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
EAM Sushma Swaraj met Pakistan’s caretaker Minister of Law and Justice, Syed Ali Zafar in Delhi, earlier today pic.twitter.com/Zq4BXmP403— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
"I have come here as a representative of people of Pakistan to share your grief. Vajpayee Sahab was a man of peace and gave visionary leadership to India. People who value peace are admired in Pakistan. We hope that as in grief we will share your happy moments too in the future. The issues which we have between our countries which include the issue of Jammu and Kashmir will be resolved through dialogue and peacefully," ANI quoted Zafar as saying.
"I have come here as a representative of people of Pakistan to share your grief. Vajpayee Sahab was a man of peace and gave visionary leadership to India," says Pakistan caretaker Minister of Law and Justice, Syed Ali Zafar, after attending funeral of #AtalBihariVajpayee in Delhi pic.twitter.com/HjJHrFgMlE— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2018
The Pakistan minister, maintaining that words never die, recited a poem by Vajpayee ‘Jung na honey denge’.
"Before leaving, I would like to say something by Vajpayeeji, because I believe that words never die," Zafar said and recited the poem- Bharat-Pakistan padosi saath saath rahna hoga; pyar kare ya vaar kare; dono ko hi sehna hoga; jo hum par gujri bachhon par na honey denge; jung na honey denge. (We will not allow a war. Neighbours India and Pakistan have to live together. Whether it is love or betrayal, both have to be tolerated. We will not allow our children to go through what we had to, we will not allow war).
(With inputs from agencies)