ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilwal Bhutto Zardari while addressing the meeting of parliamentary parties’ heads said that despite differences with the government the PPP was with the government and Prime Minister on issues of national importance especially Kashmir and Indian aggression.
The meeting which is underway at Prime Minister’s House to discuss the Kashmir issue and Indian aggression at Line of Control (LoC), Bilawal said: “Despite our differences with the government on multiple issues, we are with you, Prime Minister, on the Kashmir issue and Indian aggression along LoC.”
“We will support you. The PPP has taken a clear stance on these issues. This is a turning point in Pak-India relations,” he added, adding that a united Pakistan can counter Indian aggression and by working together we can achieve our national security goals. There is no military solution to Kashmir.
Jamaat-e-Islami chief Siraj ul haq said: “given the present circumstances, we are with the government, the miliatry and the people.”
In the meeting, political leaders decided to send delegations to countries in order to highlight Indian atrocities in Kashmir. Political parties have also demanded that a security committee should be formed.
It was also said that the United Nations Commission of Human Rights should be aware of Indian atrocities in the valley and that a delegation from the international body should be sent there to investigate the ground reality.
Foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said, “Kashmir has become a flashpoint issue. He added, “Pakistan wants peace and Kashmir and other bilateral issues should be discussed with India.”
Chaudhry also denied the Indian claim of surgical strikes and dismissed India’s allegations against Pakistan regarding the attack on the Uri base camp as ‘baseless’.
An invitation to attend the meeting was extended to heads of all parties across the the two houses of parliament without discrimination. The only exception was Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the sole member of his Awami Muslim League in the National Assembly.