Kashmir issue linked with Pakistan’s security: DG ISPR


Published: August 17, 2019
Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday linked the issue of Kashmir with Pakistan’s security and said, “The world needs to take a note of the irresponsible statement made by the Indian defence minister.”
The army spokesperson was holding a joint press conference in Islamabad along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi regarding Pakistan’s stance on Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Speaking during the press conference, DG ISPR reiterated that Pakistan Army was ready for any kind of misadventure from the Indian side.
“Pakistan is a responsible state but India has always threatened us. Responsible states do not make statements like Rajnath Singh,” said DG ISPR and added, Pakistan was sending more forces to the line of control (LoC).
The DG ISPR said: “We are planning how to manage the threats from India.”
“The situation in Kashmir is terrible. It is like a prison. Human rights violations are happening in Kashmir. The world cannot see it. We know unrest in IoK will only increase now.”
“You should have full trust on your armed forces,” said DG ISPR while responding to a question about how Pakistan Army would handle the Kashmir issue following India’s move on August 5.
DG ISPR also thanked the nation for being united on the social media for a national cause.
Speaking during the same press conference, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “The historic meeting at the UN on Kashmir took place after more than 50 years. This was an important step for the entire world because it not just highlighted the importance of the issue, but also shed light on the things Pakistan can do.”
“This is going to be a long battle and we have to fight it. This is a process and we have to get ready for it. We have to develop a plan of action,” Qureshi maintained.
The foreign minister said, “This is not the India of Nehru, the whole world can see this. We, in Pakistan, will always be skeptical of the Indian actions now.”
“If there was not a consensus among the five permanent members, the UNSC meeting would have never happened. India tried its best to stop the huddle from happening, but Pakistan made it happen,” Qureshi added.
“The entire international community stands with us, against the brutality of India. Today, the educated citizens of India are ashamed of the Modi-led Indian government,”
“A peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue is needed. Three things are clear for the entire world to see. Kashmir issue is an international issue, recognised by the UN and not India’s internal matter. Kashmiris are not alone and finally, that a peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue is needed on an urgent basis,” said Qureshi.