India using Afghan soil for terrorism: Ahsan Iqbal

Salim Ahmed

Lahore

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said India is using soil of Afghanistan to carry out acts of terrorism in Pakistan in order to sabotage the CPEC projects.
While talking to journalists after delivering a lecture at UET in Lahore, Ahsan said that the terror incidents are an attempt to sabotage multi-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “We will resolve all such issues in coming times,” he said.
He said the government has evolved a strong strategy to curb terrorism and extremism and these menaces have been significantly countered by dint of concrete measures of the government.
He said cross-border terrorism is taking place in Balochistan.
To a question, he said no Muslim can compromise on the belief in the finality of the Prophet-hood and no organization should politicize this matter.
To another query, he said that Pakistan has moved beyond from the baggage of 1999 and 2002.
“Every single Pakistani believes that today’s Pakistan is better from its recent past,” he said.
Responding to another question, he said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is calling for early general elections as he fears that his party’s nominated candidates will not be elected in the Senate elections, due in March next year.
Taking a jibe at the PTI, he said that running a government requires experience, how can the nation hand over its future to a person who has not even worked in a Union Council.
The interior minister reiterated that the government will complete its term. He added that every Pakistani believes that the country is on the path of progress.
Earlier, addressing the 24th convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Ahsan Iqbal said the government is paying ample attention towards the promotion of science and technology in the country.
He said significant development has taken place in the science and technology sectors in a short span of time by taking effective measures and prudent policies of the current government.

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