LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejected on Wednesday the opposition’s stance to go for protests and sit-ins and said that people had now become sick of politics of agitation, adding that “solution to all problems lies in dialogue”.
The prime minister said this during a meeting with Jamiat Ulema Islam-F chief and Kashmir Committee chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who called on the prime minister at his Jatti Umra residence on Wednesday.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, interior minister Chaudhry Nisar and JUI-F leader Akram Durrani were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the prime minister said that his government had launched Zarb-i-Azb to eliminate terrorism from the country and he was happy with its results. He said now the PML-N government was focussing on ending the problem of loadshedding.
As the Kashmir Committee chairman, Maulana Fazl briefed the prime minister on his meetings with the Kashmiri leadership. The prime minister said that the Kashmir issue needed to be raised at all international forums.
He said the Indian Army’s atrocities could not deter innocent and unarmed Kashmiris from demanding their right to plebiscite in held Kashmir.
Expressing grave concern over the use of force by India in held Kashmir and killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani and dozens of other freedom fighters, Mr Sharif said that the right to self-determination was the right of Kashmiris in accordance with UN resolutions.
The JUI chief told media later that the prime minister had agreed that Pakistan must present its strong stance on Kashmir issue at all forums and it would continue supporting Kashmiris on political and moral grounds.
Answering a question, Maulana Fazl said that the display of posters urging the army to take over were aimed at making the army chief and the army controversial.
He said Gen Raheel Sharif had played a decisive role in restoring peace to the country and had earned respect for it.
Courtesy : Dawn News