Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Husain has condemned Indian atrocities and oppression in occupied Kashmir and weak attitude of Pakistani government in the strongest words. He added that the rulers of Pakistan and India will have to go beyond formal traditional statements of “Kashmir Hamara Atoot Ang Hai” and “Kashmir Baney Ga Pakistan” and take bold and courageous decisions according to the wishes of the Kashmiris.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday, he said that in Turkey, consistent performance of Tayyip Erdogan has resulted in prosperity of the poor and economic strength.
Responding to a question about peoples’ reaction in Turkey, he said that when Erdogan came into power in 2003, Turkey was under a debt of $25 billion. He said that through hard work and concerted efforts he gave prosperity to the poor people of Turkey, improved the economy, cut off IMF and, in fact, now Turkey lends loans to IMF.
He said during a visit to India at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he had also stated in the meeting with him (PML leader) that we will have to take bold decisions for a peaceful solution of Kashmir issue irrespective of whether these decisions are popular among the people or not.
Husain said if the government wants to get any resolution passed, it is approved in seven days, but we are consoling the Kashmiris by repeatedly saying the same sentences. He added that our rulers are in a deep slumber over bloodshed and atrocities in occupied Kashmir, whereas the chairman Kashmir Committee is snoring and instead of working on the Kashmir cause, he is after the “pajama” of Panama. He demanded that the government should send its ministers, who are currently busy in enjoying food in Islamabad, throughout the world to do lobbying for Kashmir cause and highlighting Indian atrocities.
Husain said the assurance of giving right of self-determination to Kashmiris by Prime Minister Nehru has not been fulfilled even till today and the ink of the resolutions over this issue of the UN Security Council is also about to vanish.
About illness of Nawaz Sharif, he said thanks to the Almighty, he has recovered, and “I had sent a bouquet for him and also enquired about his welfare”.
He said if members with clean and strong characters are not selected for the Election Commission of Pakistan and the opposition parties are not united then the next election might also be rigged like the previous election.