Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said peace cannot be established in the region without resolving the issues of Kashmir‚ water and Siachin between Pakistan and India.

Speaking at a function here in Lahore on Wednesday‚ he said there is no option for Pakistan and India but to strive for peace.

He said that both the countries should pursue the goal of peace and work for the welfare of their people.

The Chief Minister said Pakistan's nuclear programme guarantees peace in the region.