Pakistan wants peace but won’t accept hegemony: Nisar

October 10, 2014

Pakistan wants peace but won’t accept hegemony: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Friday that Pakistan is ready to resolve all issues with India peacefully but it would not accept any kind of hegemony.

Addressing a press conference here after a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee, Khan said that India is involved in massive firing using heavy weapons across the working boundary killing around 13 Pakistanis.

He said that it was unfortunate that India postponed the dialogue process using a lame excuse of a meeting with Huriyat conference leaders.

Khan said that Islamabad wants to resolve all outstanding issues with New Delhi peacefully but Pakistan would not accept any kind of hegemony.

“Peace yes, hegemony absolutely no,” he asserted.

Khan said that it was surprising for us that when Pakistanis were celebrating Eid, India resorted to blatant violation of the working boundary.

He said that Indian aggression has come at a time when Pakistani armed forces are busy fighting militants in North Waziristan agency.

Under these circumstances, he rejected Indian claims that Pakistan started firing.

“There is no logic behind these claims,” he asserted.

We believe in peace especially with our neighbours…our prime minister has gone an extra mile to reach out to our neighbours for peace.

But that doesn’t mean that Pakistan can’t be coerced through force.

The meeting noted that Pakistan armed forces are fully capable to thwart any misadventure.

Khan said that being nuclear states, India should act responsibly.

He said that the meeting also decided to take up the issue with United Nations Secretary General.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over the NSC meeting, which was attended by all three services chiefs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Defence Minister, Interior Minister and Minister for Information.

PM Sharif briefed the participants about his visit to Miranshah yesterday.

“I was really moved by what I saw over there,” he told the participants adding it was a lifetime experience for him.

He commended the military command for successfully uprooting hideouts of militants in the North Waziristan agency.

PM Sharif said that the government would provide every possible assistance to the temporary displaced persons.

The meeting will also take stock of Pakistan army’s achievements in the Zarb-e-Azb operation against the terrorists in North Waziristan Agency. –SAMAA


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