India a mature democracy, no threat from it to Pak: Zardari
Describing India as a 'mature democracy', Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said there is no threat to his country from it, even as he sought resumption of the composite dialogue process stalled since the Mumbai terror attacks.world Updated: Jan 16, 2010 15:47 IST
Describing India as a "mature democracy", President Asif Ali Zardari has said there is no threat to Pakistan from it, even as he sought resumption of the composite dialogue process stalled since the Mumbai terror attacks.
Zardari has said that there is no threat to Pakistan from India as one democracy must not fear another.
"There is a mature democracy in India and a democracy does not attack another democracy," Zardari told a small group of journalists during an interaction over dinner at the Governor’s House in this eastern city late last night. He said there was no threat to Pakistan from India.
Responding to a question on why India is reluctant to resume the composite dialogue that has been stalled since the Mumbai attacks, Zardari said he hoped that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government will show maturity in this regard as it is the only way to move forward.
Replying to another question on the Kashmir issue, he said: "I met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh one-and-half-years ago and talked with him over the Kashmir issue as well. I am optimistic that the issue will be resolved through dialogue."