Urges Afghanistan to not speak language of India
Reiterating that Pakistan wanted cordial relations with all the neighboring countries, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that all out efforts were being made to sort out issues with the brotherly Islamic country Iran and that a high level delegation, headed by him, would visit Tehran after Ramzan to remove misunderstandings, if any, between the two countries.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was talking to newsmen after passing out parade of Frontier Corps here on Saturday.
He, however, advised Afghanistan to better concentrate upon its internal matters instead of speaking language of Pakistan’s enemies. The Interior Minister declared in categorical tone that the matter of Kulbushan Jadhav will be taken to its logical conclusion in accordance with the country’s law and the constitution.
“Pakistan will certainly handle the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue as an espionage case, and deal with it according to our own laws”. Chaudhry Nisar Ali said Jadhav’s arrest has helped avert several incidents of terrorism in the country. He said Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian spy who was involved in heinous crimes against Pakistan. He was convicted as per the country’s law.
Referring to tension between Iran and Pakistan the Interior minister said that most of the issues between the two countries have been solved while the remaining issues would be sorted out through reengagement with Iran. He said Pakistan and Iran enjoyed close relations and these will remain so in future as well.
He said during Iranian president’s recent visit to Pakistan all issues were discussed in the meetings President Hassan Rouhani held with officials in Islamabad, adding that both countries will not become party to any movement against the other.
He said Pakistan also desired friendly relations with the neighbouring country Afghanistan based on mutual understanding and self-respect adding the hearts of the peoples of the two countries beat together.
The Interior minister also reminded the hostile neighbouring country that Pakistan will not accept the Afghan leadership to speak the language of our enemy India. He asked Afghan government to focus on its internal problems.
Nisar said Pakistan has achieved major successes in the war on terror due to the sacrifices rendered by the security forces that has ultimately led to reviving the sense of security amongst the people. He expressed the resolve that fight against terrorism would be taken to its logical conclusion with unity and harmony in our ranks. The Interior Minister cautioned that certain elements were on the payroll of our enemies and receiving funds from them to create anarchy and unrest in the country. He said these elements were killing innocent people including children and women in the name of Islam adding handful of elements have distorted the image of Islam through their sordid acts but we will eliminate them with full force.
Earlier, addressing the cadets the interior minister said, “You are not just FC’s soldiers but also soldiers of Islam and Pakistan. You must protect Pakistan and defeat the handful of people who in the last 15 or so years have spread violence in the country”.
The minister directed the cadets to work to bring peace to Pakistan, and also congratulated and thanked the parents of all those who were martyred in the war against terrorism.
“Terrorism hasn’t completely ended; you [cadets] have to do that,” he said, adding that as the interior minister, he rests assured that the government, despite problems, is doing all it can to ensure the civil armed forces have what they need to combat terrorism.
Commenting on the infiltration of terrorists from across the border, the minister said work on fencing the border has begun. He also said that new wings of the FC will soon be raised, and quoting the FC commandant, he said in the last six months alone, thousands of new cadets have passed out of the academy.