ISLAMABAD: Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri condemned Indian army chief’s comments about a possible use of military action against Pakistan. Kasuri claimed that the current Pakistani government has failed to improve relations with India.
He said that the Pakistani army is capable of responding to any irresponsible military action by the Indian government.
He added that India provoking Pakistan will encourage an arms race in the region, which both countries cannot afford to pursue due to the poor economic conditions.
Kasuri however praised President Obama’s approach of allowing greater involvement of China in the region, but stressed that Pakistan’s interests should not be cornered.
Speaking about his party, the PML-Q dissident group, Kasuri said that former president Musharraf had not contacted the party and that the situation in the country does not support by-elections.