Lahore, Dec.28 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) cheif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that despite rising tension between both the nations, India and Pakistan would never get involved in a war.
"Tension did increase between the two countries in the wake of Mumbai carnage but the two nuclear powers will never initiate war," The News reported Fazlur Rehman, as saying.
"War is not an option or solution to any problem," he added.
Rehman said that Pakistan wanted a peaceful and cordial relation with India. He urged the Indian leaders to thwart militant's effort of destabilizing the peace process in the region.
"Pakistan wants cordial relations with neighbours, particularly India, and it has no aggressive designs," he said.
Rehman, who is also the chairman of the Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly, warned that any war between the two nations would provide an opportunity to the western powers, especially the United States and the Britain to force their policies and increase influence in the region.
The JUI-F chief however, criticised India of not responding to the co-operative attitude of Pakistan in reducing tension.
"Though our government endeavoured to defuse tension and bring normalcy in the region, India never responded positively to our non-aggressive and cooperative attitude," he said.
Rahman expressed that the silence of Pakistani government over the repeated US drone attacks in tribal areas has helped India in mounting pressure.
Taking a dig at his own government, Rehman said: "Our silence on US drones attacks has emboldened India to the extent that it is planning to carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan." (ANI)