Addressing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) South-Punjab Workers Convention in Multan on Friday, Gillani condemned the anti-Pakistan statements. He also said that the people living in Pakistan but issuing statements against the country are not Pakistanis.
“We have created Pakistan and we will protect it,” Gillani said.
He said that the sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmiris will not go in vain. He added that Pakistan has raised and will keep raising the Kashmir issue on every platform.
Answering a question during a news conference following his address, the ex-prime minister said that the government of Pakistan will have to clarify its policy regarding Kashmir. He added that the atrocities against Kashmiris is violation of human rights.
He also said that there is no such things as “good or bad Taliban”. “Taliban are Taliban,” he added.
The PPP leader stated that Pakistani soil should not be used for terrorism neither the territory of any country should be used for terrorism against Pakistan.
The former prime minister refused to comment on the issue of retirement of COAS General Raheel Sharif and stated that the matter will be decided by the federal government.
Replying a question Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart said that the party respects the people’s mandate and accepts election of MQM’s Waseem Akhtar as Mayor of Karachi.
“We respect the state institutions. Everyone will get justice if the institutions will be strong,” Gillani added.