Nawaz Sharif won UN support for Kashmir; Opposition should now stop baseless propaganda: Pervaiz Rashid

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Pervaiz Rashid condoles with Altaf Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): Federal minister for Information,
Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Friday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has won the UN support for cause of Kashmir, so the opposition should now stop their baseless propaganda and crticism on
government’s foreign policy.

Welcoming UN secretary General’s offer to mediate Kashmir
dispute between India and Pakistan, the minister said it was a historic victory of present government’s foreign policy and the diplomatic offensive launched by it to rally the support
of international community to highlight Kashmir issue.

It is also a testimony to the initiatives and policies of
PML (N) government in the sphere of foreign policy that international community and public opinion now recognizes Pakistan’s position on Kashmir, he added.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid said this should put to rest all
those who oppose and criticize the government simply for the sake of opposition, mislead and hoodwink the people.

He said Imran Khan and PPP as part of their campaign
to malign PM Nawaz Sharif politicized the Kashmir issue and demoralized the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are waging a struggle for their right to self determination. The
opposition should now accept that the foreign policy of PML (N) Government is based on safeguarding and protecting the national interests including the core issue of Kashmir, the
Minister emphasized.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that foreign policy is a
sensitive affair and irresponsible behavior and impatience on the part of opposition may cause irreparable damage to the cause of ongoing indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for
their just right to self determination. The statecraft is a serious business and opposition should show maturity while commenting on matters of foreign policy.

The policies of PML (N) Government on international issues
have always been consistent with national interests, he added.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid also urged all political parties
to shun their differences and rally behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to demonstrate their sincerity with the just cause of Jammu and Kashmir.