Don’t accuse Pak of promoting terrorism: Gilani to British PM
Pak PM wants Cameron to raise voice against human rights violations in J&K.
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that rather than highlighting Pakistan’s role in promoting “export of terror”, British Prime Minister David Cameron should raise his voice against the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
“In India, he [Cameron] has given a statement that we in Pakistan promote terrorism. We want to say to him, we’ve had good relations with you for 60 years,” The Guardian quoted Gilani, as saying.
“In India, you [Cameron] talk about terrorism, but you don’t say anything about Kashmir. You forgot about the human rights abuses going on there. You should have spoken about that too, so that we in Pakistan would have been satisfied,” he added.
The Prime Minister further reiterated his calls for ‘composite dialogue’ with India for resolution of outstanding disputes and the Kashmir issue in particular.
“We are a sovereign nation and adopt minimum deterrence to maintain balance of power in the region. We always invited India to talk at equal level, and without the Kashmir issue the composite dialogue will be meaningless,” he added.