Easing Visa Restrictions, Trade With India Unwise: Nizami

24 May 2008
The Nation


Lahore: Editor-in-Chief Daily The Nation and chairman Nazria Pakistan Trust, Majid Nizami has said that trade or any other contact with India will not be wise until the solution of Kashmir issue. He condemned the Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N leadership talking of easing visa restriction and trade with India. The visa restrictions could be eased only between friendly or brotherly countries while India was an enemy country, which was trying to render Pakistan into desert by blocking its waters, he maintained. Speaking at Ist meeting of the Nazria Pakistan Trust's Advisory Council at the Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Saturday, he said that this was unfortunate that some people wanted to end the borderline between Pakistan and India. He said, 'It is true that Kashmir is our jugular vein because India is building 52 dams on it which could turn Pakistan into a desert after 15-20 years.' Mr Majid Nizami said that Musharraf was not willing to quit though two major political parties as well as others were demanding his resignation. He said, 'Let us make this Pakistan an Islamic democratic and welfare state.' He paid rich tributes to Shaheed Ghulam Haider Wyne for setting up the trust. He said, 'We are telling the nation circumstances in which the Pakistan was being created and how they (Muslims and Hindus) are two separate nations.' Nizami said, 'We have to do politics if we have to keep the army away from politics.' He said that he had devoted himself to Nazria Pakistan whether it was the trust or Nawa-i-Waqt publications. He said that he considered Hindus as enemy and wanted to eliminate them because they wanted to eliminate us. 'If we allow Hindus to undo partition, the plight of Muslims will become worst than pre-partition,' he said. He said, 'What we have today, is due to Pakistan and its ideology.' He said that he was offered governorship by Late Junejo, president's position by Late Mian Muhammad Sharif and member Majlis-e-Shoora by Zia-ul-Haq but he thought that his present position was supreme. He welcomed the council members and urged them to devote more time for the trust. He said that the trust's meeting would be held after every three months.