ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that due to the effective measures taken by the incumbent government Kashmir has become the focal point of the world attention and the government will continue to raise the issue of Kashmir at every world forum.
He was addressing a special session of the AJK Assembly in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday in connection with Youm-e-Istehsal. He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed blunder on 5th of August last year.
He said Modi won election overwhelmingly on the basis of hatred against Pakistan and Hindutva card. He said revocation of special status of the Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir was as part of Modi’s election agenda, which he implemented after winning the election. He said Narendra Modi was hesitant to revoke the special status of IIOK in his last tenure.
The Prime Minister said Modi’s move to revoke special constitutional status of Kashmir was based on four assumptions including pleasing his Hindu base, Pakistan will remain silent on the Indian move, the world power will not challenge his move and people of Kashmir will not retaliate and will be subdued by the use of force and massive troop deployment in the occupied territory.
He said India was under the false presumptions that its 800 thousand troops deployed in the occupied territory, terror being spread by the RSS terrorists and putting innocent people behind the bars will make the people of the occupied territory silent.
Prime Minister said that Modi committed a strategic blunder and he failed because Pakistan did not remain silent on the Indian move and atrocities being committed against the Kashmiri people. He said he personally took the important world leaders, including US President Donald Trump into confidence over the Kashmir situation and effectively used media to expose Modi’s fascist policies having ideologies similar to Nazis.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan’s campaign in media and taking world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron into confidence yielded positive results and now Kashmir has become a focal point of the world.
Due to the effective campaign, the European Parliament and British Parliament hold discussions on the Kashmir, Pakistani diaspora are holding demonstrations to highlight the Kashmir cause.
The Prime Minister said due to the effective policies of his government, Indian occupation forces could not commit atrocities on the Kashmiri people to a scale on which they wanted.
He said the western media used to portray India a better country than Pakistan but during the last one year and Pakistan’s image has improved due to effective policies of his government.
Imran Khan said India’s designs in Kashmir have failed to break the spirit of the people of Kashmir and the Kashmiri people have become more resilient and valiant in the face of heightened restrictions and atrocities. He assured the people of Kashmir and the lawmakers that his government will raise the issue of Kashmir at every forum.
He said now no pro-Indian Kashmiri leader can be successful because there is resentment among Kashmiris. He said the pro-India Kashmiri leaders Farooq Abdullah have now become convinced that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was right and that they were deceived.
Imran Khan said the situation in the IIOK will further deteriorate as Indian has been trapped in the blind alley. He said the opposition march and Coronavirus pandemic have created hurdles in the government’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir cause but the government is committed to continue to highlight the issue.
Talking about the release of new political map of Pakistan, he said it is an important step and is aimed at telling the world that Kashmir is a disputed territory and its fate is yet to be decided according to the UN Security Council resolutions.
He said it was imperative to release the map to counter India as it has shown Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan as part of its territory. He said the new political map will educate the youth about the true status of Kashmir. The Prime Minister announced that renowned Kashmiri leader will be honored and decorated with Nishan-e-Pakistan. He said that those nations which never accept defeat cannot be defeated.
He said Pakistan has so much potential that no other country has in the world but Pakistanis do not have idea of this potential. He said Pakistan developed fast in 1960s but gradually its progressed slowed down and the country’s economy dilapidated. However we should not be disappointed over the situation, the Prime Minister added.