Parliament condemns Indian aggression with one voice
India has never accepted Pakistan from the heart: Shehbaz
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that India had never accepted Pakistan from its heart.
“This not the first time that the situation has become so intense between India and Pakistan,” he said. “We have fought three wars with each other before.”
He said that Pakistan was a victim of barbarism and terrorism. The former Punjab chief minister said that the entire nation stood behind the armed forces for the defence of the motherland.
Shehbaz Sharif said that in order for Pakistan to highlight the atrocities being committed in Kashmir, it would have to strengthen its economy in the years to come.
Do not mistake Pakistan’s peaceful designs for weakness: PM
“I want to thank everyone for assembling here and showing the world that Pakistan stands united in the face of Indian aggression,” said the prime minister.
Imran Khan said that the most number of poor people in the world lived in the sub-continent.
“It was my vision that instead of spending on wars and destruction, we would enhance our infrastructure,” he said.
Pirme Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan was not involved in the Pulwama attack as it was receiving Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
“I want to ask the world–which country tries to sabotage such an important event?” he said. “Which country is foolish enough to do this?”
He said that not only the visit of the Saudi crown prince, but Pakistan was also brokering peace between the Taliban and the United States in Afghanistan.
He blamed the Indian government and media for creating war hysteria.
“I want to pay tribute to our media which has behaved very responsibly,” he said, as attendees clapped.
The prime minister said that he had said since day one that Pakistan would act if India would provide it evidence of involvement of terrorists who were hiding in Pakistan.
“The day before they have provided us the dossier containing information against militants,” he said. “It would have been better if they had provided it to us on day one and then maybe intruded had we not taken action,” he added.
The prime minister said that India was resorting to war mongering and tactics of hostility as elections were near in the country.
He said that he had tried to talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to de-escalate the situation.
“I tried to talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday to de-escalate the situation,” he said. “I will speak to our Turkish friends today in the evening as well to de-escalate the situation.”
The prime minister said that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness.
“Bahadur Shah Zafar was a king who preferred captivity to fighting the British. Tipu Sultan preferred to fight the British and die rather than be held captive. I want to make it clear–this nation’s hero is Tipu Sultan,” he added.
Before concluding his speech, the prime minister said that Indian pilot Abhinandan Varnathan would be released tomorrow as a goodwill gesture towards India.
As a true statesman, taking the lead, Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI announced that Pakistan will release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman tomorrow as a peace gesture.#LetBetterSensePrevail
— PTI (@PTIofficial) February 28, 2019