Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

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Published on March 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:21s

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

President Arif Alvi said he hoped the region would remain peaceful and focus on education, health and employment rather than war.

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Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

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Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday (March 23) during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Conflict between the rivals erupted last month following a suicide bomb attack claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group in the Indian party of the disputed and divided Kashmir region that killed 40 paramilitary police.

President Arif Alvi, who largely holds ceremonial duties, said India had blamed Pakistan for the suicide-bomb attack without evidence, which he said was irresponsible.

Saturday's military parade included an air show featuring the Pakistani-built JF-17 fighter jet.

One of the aircraft shot down the Indian plane last month.

The parade was attended by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who was invited to attend as the chief guest, and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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