In the wake of Peshawar University attack, National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said Pakistan should wake up and forge friendship with India to defeat terror forces even as he observed that there are elements in both countries who do not want peace between them.
"For God's sake, wake up and start friendship with India and only together we will be able to fight these elements," he said in a message to Pakistan while referring to the Peshawar attack.
"It is a big tragedy in Peshawar, this being the second attack. I think Pakistan realizes that violence is on the rise and therefore I request that country to wake up and start friendship with India. Otherwise these elements will destroy democracy here and as well as democracy there. We should not wait any longer," he said while talking to reporters here.
The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said, "These attacks will take place unless we get together to fight them because they need to be fought will all power at our command".
He said there anti-people elements in two countries who do not want good relation between India and Pakistan. "There are elements. I had made it clear. There are elements in Pakistan and even in our country who do not want peace between two countries, because they are making money for it. They are becoming richer and richer. So, why should they have peace. But for the larger population, this is a menace," Dr Abdullah said.
He said "for the interest of the people and the government of the two sides, we need to get together and fight this menace with all the power that we have."