My first priority is national harmony. We want peace with India, but peace is not possible without resolution of the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister-designate Shahbaz Sharif was quoted as saying by Pakistani media.

Talking to Geo News in Islamabad, Shahbaz Sharif also said that the new cabinet would be formed in consultation with the opposition leaders.

"I would start a new era in the country and promote mutual respect," Shahbaz Sharif said, adding that he would try to give relief to the people by improving the economy of the country, Pakistani media reported.

On the question of Nawaz Sharif's return and case, Shahbaz Sharif said that his case would be dealt with according to law.