‘Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom cannot be suppressed’

Sarwar says govt will provide basic facilities to nation, including education and health

​ Our Correspondent August 26, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that historic “International Sikh Convention” is to take place at the Governor House on August 31.

He expressed these views in a meeting with a delegation led by Punjab Minister for Minorities Affair Ijaz Alam and ex-MNA Raza Hayat Haraj on Sunday.

The governor said Prime Minister Imran Khan would project nation’s sentiments over Kashmir conflict, Indian war hysteria and overall regional issues at the United Nations General Assembly session.

He said Narendra Modi has become the biggest threat to the peace and minorities in the region. Even after 21 days, the Indian army of 800,000 soldiers is not brave enough and dares to end curfew in Kashmir. “Because India cannot compete with the conviction of Kashmiris, Modi is not even allowing its opposition parties to visit Kashmir which proves his cowardliness but no power in the world can suppress the voice of Kashmiris now,” he said.

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Sarwar said the news of formal opening of Kartarpur Corridor took India by shock and there is ample doubt that Indian might try to sabotage the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor project but under the leadership of Imran Khan, Pakistan has already failed Indian conspiracies and even now we will not let India succeed under any circumstances, he remarked.

The Punjab governor said in India, including Muslims and Sikhs, no minority is safe. The person responsible for the Muslim massacre in Gujrat, Narendra Modi and his allies have made life difficult for minorities residing in India but in Pakistan, under the vision of Quaid-i-Azam, we are ensuring the safety of their lives and property and also providing them with every basic need.

Hiraj said because of successful policies of the PTI government and due to confidence on Prime Minister Imran Khan one million and 36 thousand people were added in the taxpayers base and the day is not far enough when we will eradicate crises like corruption, inflation and unemployment from the country, root and stem and will deliver on our promise to take country out of all crises.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2019.


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