Islamabad—Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan has shown unequalled and unprecedented restraint despite belligerence and war mongering from the Indian side.
Chairing a meeting here on Wednesday, he said, the world is witness that Pakistan has given tremendous sacrifices for global peace. Pakistan has shown unequalled and unprecedented restraint despite great provocation, PM added. Pakistan will continue to strife for a peaceful South Asia with a view to enable its people the progress and prosperity of the 21st century, the meeting agreed at the same time that Pakistan is fully capable of meeting any internal or external security threat with the complete resolve of its people and valiant armed forces.
The meeting expressed its deep concern on the increase in systematic human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir and condemned brutal use of force by Indian security forces.
The Prime Minister reiterated that violence on Kashmiris for demanding right to self determination, promised by UNSC resolutions, will never be tolerated and the oppressed Kashmiris deserve not only Pakistan’s support but also the support of the entire world. Pakistan will continue to extend its moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris until the issue of Kashmir is resolved as per aspirations of Kashmiri people, said the PM.
The PM said that the Indus Water Treaty was mutually agreed arrangement between India and Pakistan brokered by the World Bank in 1960 and no one country can unilaterally separate itself from the treaty.
The meeting reviewed other matters pertaining to national and regional security. The Participants expressed satisfaction over the preparedness of the armed forces to defend the territorial integrity of Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, COAS General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor General (R) Nasir Janjua, Foreign secretary, DGMO and senior civil and military officials.