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Aggressive foreign policy, national unity can win Kashmir freedom: Bilawal

KARACHI: A strong and aggressive foreign policy and a set of diplomacy and aggressive populace campaign to forge unity at home can win the people of Kashmir their freedom and present Pakistan’s case to the world, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday.

“The Hindu nationalist government of India and their hardline stance has weakened India’s morale position,” he said while talking to media in Islamabad after attending the All Parties Conference (APC) called by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He lauded this step of the incumbent government and said it was high time for the government to take the initiative and forge unity by calling an APC.

“This is a proud moment for every Pakistani that all political parties are on the same page on the issue of cross-border tension. As far as future, freedom of Kashmir is concerned people of Pakistan cannot compromise,” he said.

Bilawal also said it has always been a stance of PPP that there was no military solution to Kashmir.

“Those who earlier disagreed with Benazir Bhutto now believe that peace is the only option. Kashmiris and we all know that freedom of Kashmir can only come through peace and peaceful resistance,” he said.

The PPP chairman said it was India who understood that war and terrorism would murky the waters and distract the world attention from Kashmir.

He said he had asked the premier that it was a unique turning point. India had lost the morale high ground after indigenous domestic freedom movement unleashed.

“We have decided today that as for Kashmir we are united. Without national unity our stance would be weak,” he said.

He said it was beyond his understanding that why a three times appointed prime minister refused to appoint a foreign minister.

“It is highly unfortunate that only a secretary is briefing us on foreign policy. I believe there are capable gentlemen who can take the responsibility,” he said.

He said the PM had assured that certain issues would be taken up in due course.

Bilawal said we have to show the world a transparent anti-terrorism operation without differentiating between good and bad Taliban.

He said we must prove to the world that our priority was to tackle the non-state actors.

To a query, he said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan raised commendable points on corruption. He mobilized youth on the issue of accountability and we have to appreciate it. However, he should also make strategic planning for next course of action, only protests would not serve the purpose, and take other opposition parties into confidence.

He also termed Panama Leaks the biggest corruption scandal.



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