Says India a big hurdle in the way of settlement of Kashmir conflict,
MUZAFFARABAD: (Parliament Times) The AJK senior minister Ch. Tariq Farooq says that Pakistan should announce to relinquish from Simla Agreement in response to threats of ending Sindh Taas treaty by India.
Addressing a press conference at central press club on Wednesday he said treatment meted out to Kashmiri traders and students in India reflects India’s frenzy and hatred against people of Kashmir. He asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to set up endowment fund for affected Kashmiri traders and rehabilitation of students in India and also seek assistance from Muslim Ummah for this purpose.
Even Indian media admits that the suicide bomber was a Kashmiri youth, he added. He said AJK Prime Minister would take in confidence all political and religious parties on his return to country and would invite PM Khan to Muzaffarabad. It would send a morale booster to struggling people of J&K.
He said in view of prevailing situation Prime Minister Pakistan should putting aside all political differences and contradictions take all political and religious parties into confidence.
He said we have complete trust in the professional capabilities and defense preparation of our armed forces. He said people of AJK are ever ready to fight the enemy along the armed forces. The attitude of India that surfaced after Pulwama incident appears as political compulsion of India, he remarked. He said Indian PM tried to prove that India was a security state whose integrity and frontiers are exposed to dangers. He said BJP’s policy has always been that India is just for Hindus. The party has aggressive policy on Kashmir and it always refused for holding dialogues with Pakistan. He said BJP has lost confidence of people due to its extremist policies. He said the way India targeted the Kashmiri students and traders of Kashmir in India it had exposed it’s so called secularism and democracy to the world.
Tariq believes that PM Khan gave a befitting response to India by offering India for joint investigation on Pulwama incident, holding dialogue on it or getting it probed by a neutral country.
He said Simla agreement is a big hurdle in the way of settlement of Kashmir conflict. The agreement has made Kashmir issue as bilateral issue. He was of the view that Pakistan should announce to relinquish Simla agreement in case India continues its threats to end Sindh Taas agreement. He said we should avoid going to war but if it was imposed by India we should go all out in retaliation. He said India would intensify its unprovoked shelling from across the borde