‘India trying to divert world attention from held Kashmir’

Lahore—Federal Minister for Defence Production and Science & Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain has said that India is trying to divert the world attention from the held Kashmir by escalating tension with Pakistan.
Talking to the media at the opening ceremony of an LED shop in Defence Housing Authority here on Saturday, he said that India was violating human rights by using inhuman tactics to crush the freedom movement of Kashmiris.
“The Indian army has killed more than 110 Kashmiri people and injured thousands others through pellet gun attacks in the occupied valley during the last over two months,” he added.
He said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif truly presented the case of Kashmir before the world in his address to the United Nations. To a question, the minister said India was just blustering otherwise it would not dare attack Pakistan and if it did any blunder, the response of Pakistan would be stronger than Indians expectations.
He said that Pakistan Army is considered one of the best professional in the world. Pakistan is manufacturing its own fighter aircrafts, and it has the best missile system besides being a nuclear power.
He said that Pakistan even sells small weapons to many countries including the United States and Germany. He said that Indian Prime Minister Modi was known for his enmity twoards Pakistan and Islam; however, he would have to face a strong opposition within his own country.
To a question about the joint exercises of Pakistan Army and Russian Army, Rana Tanvir said that Pakistan wanted good relations with Russia and it would further expand in future.
Responding to a question about Imran Khan’s sit-in plan at Raiwind, the minister advised the PTI chairman to practise serious, issue-based politics. He said that Khan should learn a lesson from his flop rally in Lahore.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Saturday expressed complete solidarity with Pakistan Armed Forces, saying entire business community stands united with the nation against any foreign aggression and threat .
Chief Executive Pakistan Furniture Council, Mian Kashif Ashfaq, in a press statement issued here, said that the entire business community fully supports the valiant Armed Forces for maintaining peace in the region; safeguarding the national frontiers from external aggression besides strengthening the sovereignty and solidarity.
“We are proud of our armed forces and will continue to extend cooperation to all extent”, he said adding that conspiracies hatched against Pakistan by foreign elements will be frustrated.
He lauded the services of armed forces personnel who sacrificed with their lives while fighting with terrorism.
He further said that it was high time that the nation as well as all the political parties boost the morale of armed forces against the Indian threats. “In prevailing critical situation we should stand united as a nation to cope with internal and external challenges.”
He lauded the historic contributions of Chief of the Army Gen Raheel Sharif and expressed determination to fight against external threats. He said that India must remember the wounds of 1965 war and should never forget the losses inflicted to it by the brave armed forces of Pakistan.—APP

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