As tensions between India and Pakistan soared with the death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri said both neighbours should not stop the process of dialogue.
"Let's not let things drift ... It is in the national interest of Pakistan to have good relations with India," Kasuri said here on Tuesday addressing a session on 'Improving Indo-Pak relations' organised by the Centre For Peace and Progress.
Kasuri, who has also authored the book 'Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy', said a solution based on force is not tenable.
"Pakistan can do nothing and neither can India. What has force got us? Simply out-witting each other will not work," Kasuri added.
These remarks from the former Pakistani diplomat comes at a time when Pakistani authorities gave a death sentence to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of espionage and sabotaging Pakistan's national interests.
Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former BJP leader , who was also present at the event urged Pakistan that it should "annul" the death sentence given to Jadhav.
"Otherwise the consequences can be unpredictable and uncontrollable," Kulkarni said.