ISLAMABAD, Feb 20 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should contest upcoming general election on the basis of his performance and by not fanning anti-Pakistan sentiments among the voters.
Talking to media persons after the Parliamentary Party meeting of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf before the start of National Assembly session, he said that that Indian attitude was strongly condemnable.
He said India was habitual of blaming Pakistan without any evidences or
investigations like Pulwama incident.
About Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the minister expressed the hope that
International Court of Justice would give the verdict of Indian spy case
He said that Pakistani counsel Khawar Qureshi has ripped apart Indian
case by raising three questions which India failed to provide any answer.
He said the questions raised by him included why India has not provided
documentary evidence of the before-time retirement of Kulbhushan Jadhav at the age of 47, why he was carrying authentic Indian passport at the time of arrest and if Kulbhoshan was abducted from Chah Bahar, as India claimed, why did not India ask Iran to hold investigation into the matter as travel time between the Iranian City and Quetta was not less than nine hours.
He said that Indian demands of his acquittal, release and handing him
over to India, were childish. Quoting Pakistani counsel Khawar Qureshi,
he said Indian claim was based on lies.
He said that Pakistan foreign ministry had shown very impressive
performance on the issue of Pulwama attack and international community
including European Union, Muslim Ummah were not ready to accept Indian stance on the recent stand-off.
He said Pakistan wanted reduction in tension and was interested in
normalization of the situation.
Fawad said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given clear offer of
cooperation in investigation and dialogue on the issue to defuse the
tension as talks were the sole mean to resolve issues between the
However, he said that Pakistan Army had long history of gallantry
and the entire nation including the government and the masses, stand
by the Armed Forces and any misadventure from India would be responded forcefully.
He said that the PTI parliamentary party also expressed its deep
concern over the targeting of Muslims, especially Kashmiris in India
and Jammu by the hardliners.
He said that the human rights organizations of the world have been
asked to take cognizance of these inhuman acts against the Muslims
in India and Occupied Kashmir.
Fawad said that the Prime Minster has asked Human Rights and
Foreign Ministries to highlight human rights abuses of Indian Muslims
at all relevant forums.
He said that National Accountability Bureau was an independent
institution and the government had nothing to do with the arrest of
Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
Accountability process should not be linked with politics, he said
adding the PTI supported the rule of law and hoped that other parties
would also support the process sans political considerations.