India and Pakistan must take steps to restore trust between the two countries to usher in peace in the region, former premier and opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday as he met India's new envoy to Islamabad in Lahore.
The restoration of trust between the two countries will allow them to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir, he said during a meeting with Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal.
He also said that the governments of two countries also need to pay more attention to improving the economic condition of their people.
Sharif and the Indian envoy also discussed the regional situation and the war on terror, officials said.
"Pakistan shall prevail over terrorism and extremism through its firm resolve and determination," Sharif told Sabharwal.
The PML-N chief also met the Japanese Ambassador.