India, Pak should show leniency in foreign policy: Pak writer

Kolkata: Pakistani writer Babar Ayaz today said that India and Pakistan should show leniency in their foreign policy if they want good relations and fruitful results.

“The present foreign policy that is being pursued by both the nations won’t bear any results. Both the nations need to show some leniency in their foreign policy if they are serious about peaceful relations. Because if dialogue stops, guns on both sides will start talking and we should not let the gun speak,” Ayaz told PTI on the sidelines of a program here.

The author of ‘What’s wrong with Pakistan?’ hoped that both the nations would tread the path of bilateral talks following the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at Ufa in Russia earlier this month.

On allegations about Pakistan supporting and nurturing terror against India, Ayaz said,” It is the same both ways. India alleges Pakistan of supporting terror in Kashmir and Pakistan accuses India of supporting terror in Balochistan”.

Addressing a seminar ‘How to Combat Religious Fundamentalism In Sub-continent’, he said, “The cause of religion had been used for Pakistan’s creation and today the same thought is creating a havoc and religious fundamentalism is on the rise in the nation.