ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that India’s stance and outburst on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has exposed its real face before the world.
It was a clear proof that the current Indian leadership was not happy to see Pakistan prosper, Nisar said in a press statement issued here.
Coupled with the recent statement of the Defence Minister of India, which blatantly and unashamedly accepted responsibility for terrorism in Pakistan, this recent statement of intent by the Indian prime minister clearly shows India’s intentions not only to destabilize and hegemonize Pakistan, but also to use any means at its disposal to keep Pakistan backward and underdeveloped, Nisar said.
“Let this statement be an eye-opener for all those world powers who untiringly praising India for its democratic credentials. Let the Indian leadership hear loud and clear that Pakistan quest for peace must not be misunderstood for weakness,” the minister said.
Nisar added the people of Pakistan, entire political and military leadership are united to fight, frustrate and defeat all themes of terrorism from wherever they are generated.
CPEC is a manifestation of the commitment of the leadership of both China and Pakistan to work together for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries and the peace, prosperity and socio-economic betterment of the region, Nisar stated.
Nisar said that opposition to the project was in fact opposition to the brighter future of the region, which would be confronted with an iron will and traditional bonds of friendship, trust and commonality of interest being enjoyed by the people of Pakistan and China.
Instead of raising unnecessary and uncalled for objections to this vital project, the Indian leadership should focus on ameliorating the plight of their own people and extricating them from generational traps of abject poverty, hunger, disease and socio-economic backwardness, said the interior minister.