Kashmir solution pre-requisite for peace with India: Shehbaz Sharif

Islamabad, April 11 (KMS): Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif has said that his government wants peace with India but resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute is a prerequisite for it.

He was delivering his maiden speech in the National Assembly after his election to the office of the prime minister on Monday.

He said, “We will raise our voice for Kashmiri brothers on every forum. We will give them diplomatic and moral support,” adding that his advice to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to realise that there “is poverty, unemployment and diseases on both sides of the border.”