Islamabad: Jammiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief and chairman Kashmir Committee, Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that India wants to push Pakistan into war but we will have to respond sensibly.

“India's malicious designs to hamper Pakistan's efforts for peace and prosperity in the region condemnable,” he deplored.

Speaking in National Assembly during budget speech on Friday, Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that Pakistan is heading towards economic stability which is not acceptable for India and it started hatching conspiracies to destabilize Pakistan.

Fazl said, “India for war mongering and threatening existence of small countries in South Asian regions. Indian government and leadership are perturbed since the China announced to invest. US$ 47 billion in Pakistan and are fanning hatred to sabotage efforts for Pakistan's prosperity."

He said that incumbent Indian government has adopted aggressive attitude towards Pakistan which should be noticed.

"We should take seriously the Indian aggressive attitude and statement of their Prime Minister in Bangladesh regarding destabilizing Pakistan by supporting separation movement in East Pakistan in 1971."

The JUI-F chief further said that ceasefire violation at Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary is not in favour of the two countries and it renders property and life losses to the people of both countries residing on two sides of the border.

He said that Pakistan has been struggling for regional peace for years and it should have to respond sensibly over the Indian hostile attitude.

Fazl said, "Our religion Islam also preaches peace and brotherhood, Therefore, we should carefully deal with this conspiracy of Indian government and political leadership."

He demanded to end continued occupation of Kashmir by India and hold a plebiscite in occupied Kashmir to give Kashmiri people a right to decide about their future.