No talks till India restores Kashmir special status: PM – Pakistan

PESHAWAR: promising to present the "case of Kashmir" at the General Assembly of the United Nations "as no one had ever done before," Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday that there was no point talking to India unless he lifted the touch of remains and restores the special state of retention. Cashmere.

"Unfortunately for India, it has been taken by extremist and racist Hindus. Only a person with an extremist mentality would do what he has done in Kashmir by keeping him under curfew for 45 days," he said in a press release after inaugurating the System. Integrated Commercial Traffic Management on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Torkham, located 55 km northwest of here, serves as one of the main border crossings with Afghanistan. The new management system has allowed 24-hour commercial and immigration facilities at the border crossing.

"I think this is a very historic day," said Khan, who was the first prime minister elected to visit the Torkham border crossing.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accompanied the prime minister. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prime Minister Mahmood Khan and Governor Shah Farman received Prime Minister Khan at the heliport in Torkham.

The governor of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, Hayatullah Hayat, had led Torkham by special invitation to attend the ceremony.

Imran says that those who want to go and fight in the busy valley will do a great deal of injustice to the cashmere; Trump will be asked to resume Afghan peace talks

Prime Minister Khan strongly criticized the Indian leaders, whose RSS ideology (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), he said, had led them to hate Muslims and Pakistan. “His whole policy towards Pakistan is a hate policy. This is the RSS policy of hatred towards Muslims. So, unless they lift the curfew in Kashmir withheld and rescind the revocation of Article 370, there is no possibility of negotiations [with India], "he declared.

Mr. Khan will address the 74th session of the UN General Assembly later this month.

When a journalist intentionally asked if Pakistan would allow those eager to fight for cashmere, the prime minister said that anyone who wants to fight in Kashmir, controlled by India, would do a great injustice to the cashmere by undermining their legitimate cause. "Anyone from Pakistan who wants to fight in Kashmir or go to jihad in Kashmir would do the greatest injustice to the cashmere." Such an act would be an act of animosity towards cashmere, ”he emphasized.

He said that India, while maintaining 900,000 soldiers in Kashmir, had always been blaming Pakistan for instability in the territory retained. "Anyone who comes from here will give them the pretext to blame Pakistan for cross-border terrorism and terrorist infiltration," he said.

Khan said that India had accused Pakistan of cross-border terrorism. "The attention of the whole world turned to us, Pakistan," he said. "Now India is stagnant," he said, referring to international concerns about the state of things in the controlled valley. "And the pressure is building day by day."

“Now this is what I am going to say. Anyone who makes such an attempt [to cross over into Kashmir to fight] it would be an enemy of Pakistan, as well as an enemy of Kashmir, "he said.

Talks between the Taliban and the United States

Prime Minister Khan said Pakistan did its best to facilitate talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban. “We organize the meetings and facilitate the trip of the Afghan Taliban to Qatar. Even Americans recognize it. We went to the point of not participating in the peace talks. We do not participate in the conversations. If we had known there was a problem, we would have made more efforts, ”he added.

"He's right," Prime Minister Khan said when this journalist asked him if he was also surprised by the sudden cancellation of US President Donald Trump's peace talks with the Taliban. "We read about the collapse in conversations in newspapers," he said.

“This is very tragic. They were about to sign a peace agreement, "Khan said, adding:" I have a meeting with President Trump in New York on Monday and I would insist that the peace dialogue be resumed. "

The prime minister said that peace in Afghanistan was important for Pakistan, adding that Islamabad had tried to convince the Taliban to sit down with the Afghan government and conclude a peace agreement before the elections. He said peace in Afghanistan would open trade with the Central Asian republics that were more than interested in expanding trade ties with Pakistan through the port of Gwadar.

Mr. Khan noted that with the opening of commercial services 24/7 in Torkham, trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan had shown a 50 percent increase in recent days. “But this is nothing compared to the potential of trade with the Central Asian republics. Peace in Afghanistan will transform the entire region, ”he said.

Ghotki incident

The prime minister condemned in the strongest terms the acts of vandalism against the Hindus in Ghotki and said that such acts were against the Constitution, the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the spirit of Islam that considered the minorities as equal citizens. “This is a conspiracy to undermine my visit to the UNGA. This has been done deliberately to sabotage [my address]"He added.

The prime minister accused the opposition of following an agenda of a point of seeking a NRO [deal] and said that the NRO given by former military dictator Gen Musharraf to opposition party leaders had only damaged the country and added more debt to the national treasury. "I want to make it clear to the whole nation that whatever happens, we will not give an NRO to anyone," the prime minister said.

Posted on Dawn, September 19, 2019



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