With constant ceasefire violations getting more frequent post-India’s surgical strike across the LoC, Pakistan’s acts are conveying exactly the opposite of what PM Nawaz Sharif is saying in the Parliament. The PM today in Pakistan Parliament said that Pakistan is against war and wants peace.
Sharif said ”We want peace. We are against war and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully.”
He further praised Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani by saying “Burhan Wani’s sacrifice has brought Kashmir movement to a defining moment.”
While Pakistan has been in constant denial of the surgical strikes but he held meeting with top civil and military leadership of Pakistan on Tuesday to discuss national security, with a special focus on the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Kashmir issue.
Nawaz also added that within hours of the Uri attack and without any investigation, India blamed Pakistan for it. Through this, one can see what India’s motives are, Nawaz said.
He also said that Kashmir is the key to India-Pakistan peace.
Though he said that they are against war but if it requires, they are ready for it. He said that they (Pakistan) will always back the Kashmiris and their struggle.
Sharif has been touching the Kashmir chord over and over again including his recent visit at the United Nations General Assembly where he talked about the Kashmir issue with India but was received with a cold snub by World leaders.
Sharif also hit back at PM Modi, saying poverty cannot be eradicated by “driving tanks on farmlands”. Responding to Modi’s speech last month challenging Pakistan to a contest over eradicating poverty and other social ills, Sharif said, “If they (Indian leaders) want us to fight them to end poverty, then they should realise that poverty cannot be eradicated by driving tanks on farmlands.”