Freedom movements cannot be suppressed under garb of terrorism, Nisar tells India
He was referring to the escalating tension in Indian-Occupied Kashmir which has witnessed brutal atrocities since the past several weeks. Nisar denied that any rules had been violated as no country was directly named in the meeting.
He said that “any apprehensions about Pakistan very cleared in the meeting,” and it was it was necessary to bring Pakistan’s point of view forward.
This comes after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh left the meeting abruptly and flew back to New Delhi after mounting criticism and discussion of the Kasmir Issue.
“It was necessary to answer Rajnath,” said Nisar, and that Pakistan was open to “dialogue with dignity” without any pre-requisites strings attached.
“Terrorism has become a buzzword” but no country can suppress freedom movements and fire on innocent unarmed civilians under the garb of terrorism.
There is a conflict of opinion on the definition of terrorism, and many countries were facing the issue of religious terrorism. However, the difference between freedom movements and terrorism was not judged by respective nations but also by the United Nations.
He said that they had condemned incidents of terrorism during the meeting including the Mumbai, Dhaka, and Pathankot attacks. He reminded that no country has suffered more terrorism than Pakistan including the Army Public School (APS), Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhthunkwa.
Nisar said that apart from that the meeting was held in a conducive environment. “We will treat other countries like they treat us,” he said.
He said that personal and nationalist agendas should be kept on the backburner as it will not advance the aims and objective of SAARC. The next meeting of the interior ministers of SAARC will be held in Sri Lanka.