Islamabad, Jan 17 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has ruled out the prospects of war with India and said both the countries should avoid escalation.
Pakistan has never indulged in unilateral actions and always stood for dialogue but it should be based on respect and without compromising on the core issue Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Abbasi said responding to a question in an interview with a private television channel here.
When asked about Indian Army chief’s recent statement about Pakistan, the Prime Minister said India might have several objectives, but it should realise the situation along the Line of Control, a report in Radio Pakistan said on Wednesday.
Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat had said that the force was ready to call Pakistan’s ‘nuclear bluff’ and cross the border to carry out any operation if asked by the government.
He urged the world to help in repatriation of about three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
PML-N will contest the next general election in July 2018 on the plank of its five-year best performance and unprecedented development work, Mr Abbasi said.