Revocation of Indus Treaty to be taken as act of aggression: APC

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): All Parties Conference on Monday
condemned India’s threat to use water as a weapon and warned that any unilateral revocation of Indus Waters Treaty shall be taken as an act of aggression.

The political leadership of the country from across the
political spectrum met here at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif condemned the unprovoked Indian aggression, ceasefire violations and rejected Indian government’s claims that Kashmir was an integral part of India.

A Joint statement issued at the end of a meeting of the
leaders of the Political and Parliamentary Parties here at the PM Office, called for coordinating on national security efforts, and urged reconstitution of the national security committee of the parliament.

The meeting took strong exception to stated intent by India to use water as a weapon against the people, not only of Pakistan but also of the region, in flagrant violation of its international treaty obligations.

The meeting said, “Any Indian attempt at unilateral revocation of Indus Waters Treaty shall be taken as an act of aggression.”

The APC condemned the killing of 110 innocent Kashmiries,
including women and children, and blinding of over 700 people by use of pellet guns by the Indian forces in last 87 days.

Terming it a grave violation of human rights, and international humanitarian laws, the Joint Statement said the unprovoked Indian aggression and repeated ceasefire violations were a threat to regional peace and security.

“We reject Indian efforts to shift the focus from its brutal
atrocities to suppress the indigenous uprising of the Kashmiri
people for liberation from Indian occupation, to false claims of terrorism across the LoC,” the statement said.

The APC deploring the continued use of draconian laws against the Kashmiris and recurring curfews in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir said it had aggravated the miseries of the local population in clear violation of all international human rights conventions.

“All Parties Conference also reject as “ridiculous” the
Indian government’s claims that Kashmir was an integral part of India”, the joint statement said.

It pointed out that it was India which itself took the Jammu and Kashmir dispute to the UNSC, which accepted it as an international dispute between two sovereign UN members.

The APC also condemned India’s documented interference in
Balochistan, besides attempts to destabilise Pakistan, as substantiated by the capture and confession of serving Indian naval officer from RAW, Kulbashan Yadav.

The Party leaders regretted Indian designs to scuttle all
diplomatic efforts for bilateral and multilateral dialogue, including the refusal to engage constructively at the SAARC forum.

The APC also rejected the “ludicrous Indian claims” of
carrying out ‘surgical strike’ across the LoC, as “blatantly false and brazen attempts at diverting international attention away from its atrocities in IoK.”

The party leaders and representatives appreciated the courage, valour and commitment of successive generations of Kashmiris for their ongoing struggle for self determination as promised to them by the international community in UN Security Council resolutions.

The meeting applauded the bravery and unwavering commitment of the armed forces of Pakistan for their befitting response to Indian aggression.

The Joint Statement welcomed the decision of the UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights to send a fact finding mission to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and extended full support to a similar mission announced by the OIC.

The APC pointed to the UN Security Council’s implementation of its resolutions on self determination for East Timor and South Sudan, urged the international community, especially the P5 (Permanent members of the Security Council of the United Nations), to take concrete steps for implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions for the right to self determination of the Kashmiri people.

The meeting expressed Pakistan’s continued and unwavering
stance to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just struggle for self determination.

The Joint Statement mentioned Pakistan’s unprecedented war against terrorism and violent extremism and reiterated resolve to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) in letter and spirit, as agreed to in the last APC.

The political leaders called upon the Prime Minister to
strengthen national unity to deal with external threats and stressed that in the same spirit all current national issues be resolved so as to build democratic and parliamentary inclusion.

The APC finally reiterated its commitment to stand resolute
and united in the face of external aggression and all threats to regional peace and security.

The meeting also offered Fateha for the Shuhada of Pakistan’s armed forces and the martyrs of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting expressed the resolve the people, the government, the political parties and the armed forces of Pakistan were firmly united in supporting the Kashmiri people’s right to self determination, as guaranteed to them in the UNSC resolutions.

The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the leaders of the
Political and Parliamentary parties including, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (Chairman PPP), Syed Khurshid Ali Shah (Leader of the Opposition), Maulana Fazal ur Rehman (JUI F), Mehmood Khan Achakzai (PKMAP), Sadr ud Din Rashidi, (PML F), Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, (NPP), Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, (ANP), Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar and Dr. Khalid Maqbool (MQM), Aitzaz Ahsan, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Naveed Qamar, Ms. Sherry Rehman and Farhatullah Babar (PPP), Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Ms. Shireen Mazari and Engr. Usman Khan Tarakai (PTI), Siraj ul Haq and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah (JI), Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and Sardar Kamal Khan Bangulzai (NP), Dr. Ghazi Ghulab Jamal (FATA), and Kamil Ali Agha (PML Q). The Prime Minister was assisted by senior members of the Cabinet.