Resoloution passed against Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement, Asif assures continued support to Kashmiris
Islamabad: The Pakistan senate on Monday passed a resolution unanimously strongly condemning the statement of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attributing terrorism to Pakistan and drawing a parallel between India and Israel evoking a parallel between Kashmir and Palestine, during the recently held BRICS Summit in Goa, India.
The resolution moved by Sehar Kamran appreciated the reaction of International Community to this “baseless propaganda by the Indian Prime Minister.”
It said that the statement made by the Indian Premier was an effort to divert the attention of the International Community from the Indian atrocities against the people of Kashmir.
The resolution reiterated that there will be no compromise on the sovereignty and defence of Pakistan and our resolve to fight against terrorism and contribution towards bringing peace and harmony in the world.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan will continue political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris “in their just struggle for right to self-determination.”
He was speaking on a motion moved by Sehar Kamran regarding the situation arising out of the continuing Indian violations of the Line of Control and ceasefire on the Working Boundary, which has resulted in the loss of precious lives of Pakistanis.
The Minister said the India is making failed attempts to link the Kashmir freedom movement with cross border infiltration and terrorism. He said India’s this campaign has failed at the diplomatic fronts.
Khawaja Asif said India is also afraid of Pakistan’s success in fight against terrorism. He said Pakistan’s success has been recognized by the world and world bodies. He said the valiant armed forces of the country have successfully eliminated the terrorists and their sanctuaries from the country.
He said that India carried out 330 ceasefire violations including 290 violations on Line of Control and 40 on the Working Boundaries till December last. He said 45 civilians were martyred and 138 injured in these violations. He said the frequency of the violations have been reduced after December.
The Defence Minister said the violations were effectively responded by the armed forces of the country. He said these violations were reported to United Nations Military Observer Group at the Line of Control and Working Boundaries to appraise the UN for investigations. He said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also raised the issue at the diplomatic and bilateral levels.
He said India also claimed to carry out surgical strikes but these were faked. He said if India tried to make any effort to carry out surgical strikes in future these will be responded with full force and they will forget to carry out even faked strikes in future.
Speaking on the motion, the Senators strongly condemned the ceasefire violations by India on the Line of Control and Working Boundary.