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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi targets India on I-Day

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi targets India on I-Day
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi targeted India on Monday and listed its “expansionist designs” as an obstacle in Pakistan not being able to resolve the issues between the two countries.

“It is incumbent upon the international community to play its role in the resolution of the regional conflicts, particularly the Kashmir dispute in conformity with the UN Resolutions on the subject with a view to ensuring durable peace in the region,” Abbasi said.

As per the report in Indian Express, calling terrorism as the biggest challenge confronting the world, Pakistan Prime Minister said, “Pakistan has rendered unparalleled sacrifices in the fight against this menace as well as for the world peace. Our armed forces, law enforcing agencies and the people have written imperishable stories of sacrifices in this regard.”

He also asked the international community to acknowledge and support the country’s “sacrifices” to take the fight against terrorism to its “logical conclusion”.

Speaking on Pakistan’s relations with other countries, he said, “Pakistan desires positive and constructive relations with all the countries of the world, especially with its neighbours on the basis of sovereign equality.”

People of South Asia have suffered enormously during the last 5 decades due to the oozing conflicts and said that until those conflicts are resolved in a peaceful manner, the region will not be able to achieve prosperity and progress.

About Jinnah’s vision for Pakistan as a “modern democratic entity”, he said the recent transition of power in the country “was quintessential of the accelerated strengthening of democratic values”.

“We may belong to different tribes, fraternities and ethnicities; we may be working in different spheres of national life; our political vision and thinking can be different and our economic vision may have different perspectives but ascendancy of national interests and invincible defence are common objectives of the entire nation, for which we have to make collective endeavours,” he said.

While praising the younger generation of Pakistan into technology, he said: “I assure the Pakistani youth that tomorrow’s Pakistan will ensure the implementation of guiding principles of rule of law and ascendancy of merit.”