KARACHI/ THARPARKAR: In a veiled reference to India, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that some neighbouring countries were using Afghanistan’s soil to launch terrorist activities in Pakistan.
He warned India saying that if New Delhi cast an evil eye on Pakistan it would be defeated.
“PTI will play a vanguard role for the protection of our national borders and India will first have to face stiff resistance from our party in case of any misadventure,” he warned,
The PTI leader said that Pakistan should take stern actions to eliminate terrorists and their patrons.
Addressing rallies in different Tharparkar villages, Qureshi said that all the terrorist groups want to spread lawlessness, fear and anarchy in Pakistan.
“Sadly some foreign elements are supporting these terrorists to carry out their nefarious activities in Pakistan,” he said adding that a few neighbouring countries were using Afghanistan’s soil to launch attacks in Pakistan.
“Neighbouring countries do not want to see peace and tranquillity in Pakistan”.
Qureshi said that Pakistan hosted the Afghan refugees for 30 years and gave them respect, protection and all other facilities. He said that Pakistan also raised a strong voice for them on international forums.
The PTI leader regretted that some elements in Afghanistan were hatching conspiracies against Pakistan.
“These people train terrorists including children and send them to Pakistan for sabotage activities. These elements have now also started to target the shrines of saints,” he stated.
He said that PTI had united the people of Thar and they would now challenge their oppressors and exploiters.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2017.