Imran Khan vows to resolve Kashmir issue

Published: May 23, 2016
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Express News screen-grab of PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing a public gathering in Bagh, Azad Kashmir on May 23, 2016.

Express News screen-grab of PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing a public gathering in Bagh, Azad Kashmir on May 23, 2016.

PTI chairman Imran Khan vowed on Monday to resolve the issue of Kashmir and raise voice for the rights of Kashmiris at every forum.

“Kashmiris have rendered sacrifices that no one in this subcontinent has while their brethren in the held valley are facing Indian military involved in human rights violation of every sort.”

He was addressing a public gathering in Bagh, Azad Kashmir in build up to the general elections in AJK, set to take place on June 26.

“Our premier, instead of raising voice [for Kashmiris], is busy in flourishing his business there.”

He said the Kashmir issue could be solved in a peaceful manner, which will benefit the entire subcontinent and eliminate poverty.

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“We will spend the most on your education and hospitals, as well as carry out mass forestation to earn revenue for the area and tackle global warming,” he said.

“PTI will also rectify institutions of Azad Kashmir and build an accountability bureau that will not even spare Imran Khan, the premier or any other influential.”

Aiming at rulers for their alleged corruption exposed by Panama Paper leaks, Imran said money sent abroad has to be brought back to country.

Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama last month showed the premier’s three children – sons, Hassan and Hussain, and his daughter, Maryam – owned at least three offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands.

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Imran went on to say that that the premier’s model of implementing development projects and earning his own revenue while poverty witnesses an increase, is not workable.

On May 20, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed a public rally in PTI stronghold of Mingora as part of his public-outreach campaign, and announced several projects for the province’s uplift.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Chacha Jee
    May 23, 2016 - 7:57PM

    I hope Imran Khan is sincere. Most Pakistanis when they talk about Kashmir completely forget about 200 million Muslims living in india. Pakistanis need to ponder that how come not even a single muslim living in India and even Bollywood Khans have never uttered a word on Kashmir joining Pakistan. For Indians and world, Kashmir issue is purely Muslim issue snd if Pakistani think fate of 200 million residing in India is not linked with Kashmiri muslim then they are deillusional.
    India could go Burma way with endless line of refugees.Recommend

  • Shahdab
    May 23, 2016 - 9:46PM

    Hope KPs issues are addressed along with Kashmir.Recommend

  • NHA
    May 23, 2016 - 11:31PM

    No, Kashmir is not a Muslim issue. It is of self-determination and right to choose. It has nothing to do with 150 million Muslims of India. They decided to stay back and we wish them good luck. Kashmir is with United Nations . It is a dispute and awaiting resolution.

    As for its resolution, It will not take more than a week when Kashmiris decide to resolve it. It will not be Imran Khan or Zardari or Nawaz, this will have to be done by Kashmiris themselves. Indian Police and Military will then not be able to do much.

    Once Kashmiris realise this and majority decides to rise, Kashmir will be a free a place. Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    May 23, 2016 - 11:44PM

    You are good for nothing Imran Khan…once Nawaz Sharif has shown you right and left down
    you started talking…in the last three years you did nothing except the failed DHARNA…
    Now from the last few days you saying I will do this I will do that…First go home and save your party and then wake up tp positive politics…Recommend

  • Np
    May 24, 2016 - 6:30AM

    @NHA:
    Do you know that there was a stand still agreement between Pakistan and Kashmir recognizing each other’s sovereignty. India had said it needs time to consider. Then Jinnah sent Pakistani soldiers dressed as tribals. As they almost reached Srinagar raping and looting along the way, the Raja ran to India demanding help. India refused to help unless the Rajah signed treaty of accession. When he did that, Indian army started to push back Pak army until Nehru foolishly went to UN who asked for ceasefire.

    If Pakistan had not tried to annex Kashmir in the first place, Kashmir would be independent.Recommend

  • Gp65
    May 24, 2016 - 6:32AM

    Please listen to Hamid Mir’s interview of Imran Khan after he visited Modi. He admits that he did not mention Kashmir when he met Modi.Recommend

  • Tp
    May 24, 2016 - 7:45AM

    Mr.Khan is planning on invading and conquering India and then integrating Kashmir into Pakistan !! This is bad news for India.Recommend

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