Former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has stated that Pakistan needs to stand up against terrorism in order to establish peace across the southern Asia.
In a tweet published on Monday, Nasheed said that peace in South Asia can only be achieved if Pakistan takes action against terror groups operating from their territory.
Nasheed's statement comes at a time when the hostility between Pakistan and India has escalated due to an air-attack launched by India into Pakistan territory. Following the attack, two military jets of India were shot down by Pakistan while one Indian pilot was taken captive.
However, as a "white-flag", Pakistan has since released the captured wing Commander of the Indian Air-force.
The Maldives has called upon Pakistan and India to cease the attacks between both countries and revert to peace.