Indigenous struggle will solve Kashmir dispute: Sartaj

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Pak writes letters to P-5 FMs on LOC situation

Zahid Chaudhary

islamabad—Pakistan has written letters to the foreign ministers of P-5 countries including the United States, UK, China, France and Russia about the ongoing Indian belligerence on the LOC and its targeting of civilian population.
Winding up discussion on LOC situation in the National Assembly , Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz categorically stated that Pakistan will give a befitting response to any Indian aggression.
We are fully capable to defend our borders. We will not accept any Indian influence or hegemony under any circumstances, he said.
Sartaj Aziz said India is heating up the situation on the Line of Control to deflect attention from its atrocities in Occupied Kashmir. He said the India attack on passenger bus and ambulance was the most regrettable incident contrary to all norms and principles. He said Pakistan has written letters to the Foreign Ministers of P-5 countries to apprise them about the Indian aggression on the civilians. Pakistan has never targeted civilians but the Indian sides is deliberately targeting them to escalate the situation.
Sartaj Aziz said the Kashmir issue would only be resolved through indigenous movements within occupied Kashmir led by the younger generation.
Aziz said Pakistan would continue extending political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiri cause on international and bilateral forums. Pakistan will continue to support the Kashmiris right to self-determination which is totally indigenous in nature and led by the Kashmiri youth.
Sartaj Aziz, however, said that Pakistan will continue to pursue the policy of peaceful neighbourhood. We are ready for dialogue with India on the condition that Kashmir dispute is also included in it.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in his remarks, said that Pakistan’s armed forces are fully prepared to defend every inch of the motherland. We are fully capable to defend our waters, land and air frontiers.
Referring to the ongoing Intifada in Occupied Kashmir, the Defence Minister said that hundreds of the people have embraced martyrdom and lost their eye sight while braving Indian atrocities. He said that India cannot afford the success of Kashmir freedom movement as it will be the end of India. He said several separatist movements are continuing in India. If the Kashmir movement reaches its logical conclusion the other movements there will also achieve success. This will be the undoing of Indian state.
Khawaja Asif said that India is supporting terrorism in Pakistan for the last many years but our armed forces over the last two years have broken the back of their terrorists. He said we have unambiguous evidence about Indian interference in our territory and dossiers in this regard have been presented before the world community.
About CPEC, the Defence Minister said this mega project will be implemented at all costs which will enhance the country’s stature not only in the region but the whole world. This game changer project, he said, will free Pakistan, of economic enslavement. He said many other countries of the region including Iran have also expressed interest to join this project.