Pakistan President
Pakistan PresidentReuters

Addressing a joint session of the parliament at the beginning of the fourth year of the present government, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain alleged India of displaying a "running away" behaviour when it came to solving the Pathankot issue, reported Press Trust of India.

At the president Address on Wednesday, Hussain also brought up the Kashmir issue as "unfinished agenda of partition" and the cause of regional tension unless settled as per the wishes of the Kashmiris and UN resolutions.

"Despite Pakistan's efforts for resumption of talks [with India] and its offer of joint probe in the Pathankot attack, the foreign secretary- level talks are still suspended. Pakistan is concerned about it," he noted.

Talking about China, the president noted that the partnership between the two countries was crucial to his country's economic growth and the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was paramount. Pakistan, he added, clocked a growth rate of 4.7 percent in the financial year ending June 30.

Hussain added that democracy was strengthened in the country and it was now capable of resisting and absorbing various kinds and types of crises. "Our nation has come to the conclusion that sustainable progress and stability cannot be achieved without democracy," he said.

On its foreign policy, the head of the state noted that the government does not wish to hold an aggressive stance towards any nation. Pakistan is a peaceful country based on friendship and brotherhood with all nations, with an intention to take part in all honesty be it local or global affairs, he added.

The president also congratulated the members of parliament on successfully completing three years in the House.