Islamabad: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif addresses Joint session of Parliament on Kashmir issue, praises Burhan Wani in Pak Parliament. Burhan Wani’s sacrifice has brought Kashmir movement to a defining moment: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif at joint session of Pak Parliament
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: We are against war, we want dialogue & peace.
Pakistan suggested an international level inquiry of Uri Attack with an open heart said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Uri incident took place exactly when I was about to address UNGA, the timing seems suspicious.
We have done everything to make India come to dialogue table, but India did not let it happen.
The joint session of Pakistan’s Senate and National Assembly had been called to paint a picture of political unity. That hope was dashed by the boycott of the session by the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
Sharif’s speech did little to stave off a further erosion of the image of political unity. Opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah, of the PPP, lashed out at the Sharif government’s diplomatic failures. “India openly says they are going to isolate Pakistan. We have to ask ourselves why our foreign policy is so weak, why Pakistan feels isolated in the international arena. The SAARC Summit is an example,” he said.
Five countries refused to attend the summit. We should have anticipated and countered this. Also, two of the countries that pulled out were Muslim countries. Afghanistan and Bangladesh continue to grow further apart from us,” Shah added.
The Pakistan PM used the opportunity to once again call on international powers to ensure that a plebiscite is held in Kashmir. This call however has so far failed to cut any ice with global powers, considering Pakistan is yet to meet the first necessity for the plebiscite – a complete withdrawal of all its troops and citizens from the Kashmir region.