ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the nation talked about peace and dialogue and stressed that issues between Pakistan and India should be resolved peacefully.
Speaking at the concluding session of the two-day international conference on Media and Conflict here, he said the prime minister had provided leadership to the nation and said peace should be given a chance as it was easy to start a war but it was difficult to end it.
Fawad said Narendra Modi had indulged in warmongering and jingoism while PM Imran showed that he was a real statesman.
He said in the last few days, tension had gripped the region and India had tried to build a certain narrative, however, Islamabad showed its better side and maturity, adding the Pakistani government, political and religious parties and people rejected war hysteria and warmongering.
He said the standpoint of Pakistan was recognised by the international community, adding wars should not be waged for political objectives.
Fawad said society should have consensus on bigger issues but a difference of opinion among people also reflected diversity and strength of democracy.
“Difference of opinion is good for society,” he said, adding in an age of social media, content was more important than medium and ultimately informal social media was overtaking the formal print and electronic media.