- Announcing declaration, Samiul Haq demands UN to investigate use of chemical weapons by Indian Army in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri on Sunday said that any aggression from India would be responded in a befitting manner as a whole nation was united to defend the motherland.
Addressing the ‘All Parties Conference’ (APC), organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council, he said that Pakistan was a peaceful country and intended to resolve all the political and the territorial issues with dialogue. However, he said that Indian response for peace and dialogue was as usual stubborn and reluctant to come across the table for negotiations.
The APC declaration announced by DPC Chairman Samiul Haq said that war-mongering Indian threats would destroy the peace of entire South Asia. The APC also demanded the UN to investigate the use of chemical weapons in the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) under the international tribunal for war crime and declare India as a terrorist state.
Qadri said that the government has adopted a strong stance in the UN General Assembly and highlighted the Indian involvement in terror activities across Pakistan which had taken thousands of innocent lives. He said that Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had wisely presented Kashmir issue and the Indian atrocities and human rights violations before the world forum and diverted the attention towards the flashpoint.
ARTICLE 297C: The minister said that the government in a short span of time has achieved many diplomatic successes and stopped the blasphemous competition in The Netherland. He also said that the government was determined to restore the Article 297C in its true spirit and the bill which was presented by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was withdrawn due to its content as the government was not aware of the matter.
He said that all heads of religious seminaries would call on the prime minister in the coming days to redress their grievances and devise an effective strategy to mainstream this important religious faction.