Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Singapore Summit between the United States and North Korea should set a good precedent for Pakistan and India to follow.

Welcoming the US-North Korea summit, he said that ever since the start of the Korean War, the two nations have been at odds with one another; both threatening to use military force with their nuclear arsenals facing each other.

"If the United States and North Korea can return from the brink of a nuclear flashpoint, there is no reason why Pakistan and India cannot do the same, beginning with a dialogue on Kashmir whose heroic people have resisted and rejected Indian occupation."

With the example of Korea, where a peace dialogue has been successful in achieving a major breakthrough, Shahbaz Sharif said that it is time for comprehensive peace talks to be held in the region. He urged the international community to focus on the peace process in Afghanistan. He also sought the resumption of dialogue between Pakistan and India over Kashmir, so that the long-festering Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions.

Shahbaz Sharif pledged that should the PML-N return to office after the July 25 general elections, it will be the top priority of the PML-N government to promote peace in Afghanistan as peace in Afghanistan is inextricably intertwined with peace and security in Pakistan.