January 24 2018

India's stinging reply to Pak at UN

January 24 2018, 01:44 | Van Peters

Rohingya Muslims Pakistan asks OIC to play its role

Rohingya Muslims Pakistan asks OIC to play its role

Mr. Abbasi's remarks during an interaction at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) put Pakistan at odds with the new USA strategy for South Asia announced last month by President Donald Trump. "I think the World Bank also appreciates our viewpoint", Abbasi said. Previous year in September India carried out what it called a surgical strike inside Pakistan-administered Kashmir against terrorists who had attacked a military post in Uri.

At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 wounded in an overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said.

"Zero", Mr. Abbasi, said when asked what role he foresaw for India in Afghanistan.

He supported good relations with Afghanistan and India.

Attacking Pakistan, Gambhir said having diverted billions of dollars in global military and development aid towards creating a "dangerous infrastructure of terror" on its own territory, Pakistan is now speaking of the high cost of its terror industry.

With this tense political atmosphere serving as a backdrop, Abbasi used his United Nations address to try and put pressure on India by accusing New Delhi of deploying "massive and indiscriminate force" in Kashmir.

In its right of reply, the Indian delegation lashed out at Pakistan for purportedly harboring terrorists, including former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and ex-Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Abbasi mentioned to the attendees that the United Nations charter has over time been eroding slowly, with unresolved conflicts taking a much larger part of the headlines than before, the rampant Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir a stark example of that. But, pleasantries aside, there has been no indication from the United States that it plans on walking back its Afghan strategy or pursuing closer ties with Pakistan.

In the meanwhile, he also claimed that Pakistan has developed many short-range nuclear missiles and is all set to counter the Indian Army. "So there is no question of it being not in secure hands. China hopes India and Pakistan can increase dialogue and communication and properly handle relevant issues and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability", he said. The UN speech was a start but there is still more diplomacy to be conducted if we are to change the policies of the U.S. and India.

While we were forceful on our stance in Kashmir as we usually are, it is a little hard to hope that the leaders would push for a resolution in the Kashmir issue. But unfortunately, in the recent past, the aggression from India has continued unabated, and that is not acceptable.

"It is a relationship that goes beyond Afghanistan". "We are active partners in the war on terror".

PM Abbasi passed on the sympathy of the Pakistani people to the victims of the devastating quake in Mexico, as well as to those who were affected by the awful hurricanes which have swept through Central and Northern America in the past few weeks. "No, no. We can not condone that".

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