FM Deviates From Kashmir Policy: JI

FM Deviates From Kashmir Policy: JI

20 April 2012
The News International


Lahore: JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI Ameer Syed Munawwar Hasan has condemned Foreign Minister Hina Rabbaniís statement that Pakistan will not let Kashmir dispute prove a roadblock in dealing with India, terming it deviation from Pakistanís principled Kashmir policy and stabbing the 65-year freedom struggle of Kashmiri Muslims in the back. Addressing a meeting of Kashmiri delegation at Mansoora on Wednesday, he warned that if Pakistani rulers allowed the US-dictated favours to India against national interests by deviating from the historical national stance, the nation would be heading towards another major tragedy. Syed Munawwar Hasan said New Delhi had always wanted Islamabad to have free trade with India to desensitize the nation about Kashmir issue and the PPP led government seemed to be fulfilling that desire unconditionally. India has been allowed a passage to Afghanistan by opening Pakistani border under the cover of trade that will give India a free hand for carrying on its intrigues to destabilise this country from Afghanistan. Government and the friendly opposition, he said, are competing with each other to win New Delhiís pleasure and extend every facility to India under the US agenda. A political leader has already suggested withdrawing troops from Siachin by completely ignoring Indiaís intransigence and extremism. Earlier, the same leader had recommended opening Pakistani border to India and doing away with visa restrictions. President Zardari in his brief talk with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan during his recent India visit seemed to have given some assurances that had prompted Indian premier to accept an offer to visit this country. Nevertheless, Manmohan Singh is still talking of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and demanding action against him. The JI Ameer said that India was Pakistanís sworn enemy which had spared no effort to crush the Kashmiri Muslims. At the same time, India is working on a plan to convert this country into a desert by building dams on Pakistani rivers. However, Pakistani Foreign Minister is keen to meet each and every demand from India and ready to ignore the Kashmir issue for normalisation of ties. This means that she is the Foreign Minister of India and not of Pakistan, he added.