Attique warns India should not test Pakistan’s patience

Indian air chief’s remarks

Hameed Shaheen

Islamabad—Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, ex-premier of AJK,president Muslim Conference, has warned India not to underestimate Pakistan’s defensive patience by issuing irresponsible statements. How long would you fly on the wings of others, he reminded New Delhi.
Talking to Pakistan Observer on telephone from Gilgit Monday afternoon he said that Indian air chief’s statement that India could make a “Myanmar style attack” on Azad Kashmir, has in fact exposed Indian negative designs in the region. Cat is out of the arsenal bag. India must first solve the 70-year-old pending dispute over Jammu and Kashmir; she must stop killings in the parts of Jammu and Kashmir under her illegal occupation; India has ignited three wars in this region, 1947-48, 1965 and 1971, he added. Asked how would the people of Kashmir react to the Indian air chief’s remarks, he shot back: “Obviously they are much infuriated; they condemn it forthrightly; India is militarily occupying a greater part of J&K unlawfully, against the dicta of United Nations Security Council”.
“I would soon launch a public mobilization campaign in AJK, in Pakistan and abroad among Kashmiri-Pakistani community to awaken them towards India scheming to futher harm the Kashmiris. I have asked my party information bureau to invite foreign journalists who could visit any part of Azad Kashmir and I also urge UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon to visit the State as it was a disputed region; UN military observers are stationed in both parts of the State as a proof the disputed nature of J&K.

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