ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif has said that Kashmir is our jugular vein and hands of Indian Premier Modi who hit should be cut.
Addressing a joint session of the parliament Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif said that nobody had dared in the last 70 years to end the special status of Indian held Kashmir (IHK).
The Opposition Leader said that the Modi government not only snatched rights in Kashmir but it also hit out Pakistan respect and dignity while the Indian government also slapped on the face of the UN and put the whole of the civilized world in a court.
“We will neither let Modi turn [India] into Israel nor allow Kashmir to turn into Palestine […] India has been given a free hand while we assure the world that we want peace in Kabul. Are we the only ones responsible [to establish peace in Afghanistan]?”
Sharif assured that the opposition will stand with the government on this issue as the “nation needed to show unity, now more than ever”.
Shahbaz Sharif said that there is a risk of genocide in the occupied Kashmir while the Indian government put people on house arrest while they will not become silent spectators on the Kashmir issue.
He said that mere traditional condemnation and agreed resolution will not be enough adding that we have to take a solid decision that gave a message to the enemy that we can not become silent on the issue.
The PML-N president said that Pakistan has rendered sacrifices adding that they have to stick on the Kashmir issue while India has hit at our jugular vein and its hand should be cut on this action.
He noted that none of the friendly nations, including China, had stepped up in Pakistan’s favour. “Is this not a massive failure of our foreign policy?”
“I believe that what is good for Afghanistan is good for Pakistan and vice versa […] but we should not exhaust all our resources in trying to establish peace [in Afghanistan] without getting anything in return. We have to ask [the government]: Was President Trump’s offer to mediate his trump card or trap card?”