PTI-led govt will prioritise Kashmir problem: Imran Khan

PTI chairman says he will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past.

Ferya Ilyas November 15, 2012

MIRPUR: The first foreign policy issue the PTI-led government will solve is the Kashmir problem, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday.

Speaking to a gathering in Mirpur, Imran said his government will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past.

“Both the countries [Pakistan and India] have been spending their wealth on weapons instead of investing in their people,” Imran said.

Speaking about the problems faced by Kashmiri people, Imran said the solution to the region’s problems should come from the people living here.

Referring to his discussion with former foreign ministers who are now a part of his party, Imran said he was told that the Kashmir issue was discussed in detail and the two countries were close to solving it.

However, he said, the current government has put the issue on the back burner.

The PTI chairman also applauded the people of Kashmir who are now living abroad but are still fighting for the cause.

Rule of law

Blaming the absence of rule of law for all the wrongs, Imran said Pakistan has a different law for the rich and a different law for the poor.

“The big robbers are granted with NRO and the poor are jailed,” he said.

Imran said the problem with Karachi is also linked to the weak law in the country.

Fight against terrorism

Reiterating his stance on the war fought in Pakistan’s tribal areas, Imran said he will take Pakistan out of this foreign war as it is the only solution to maintain order in the country.

“The tribal fighters have waged a war against our army because they see our soldiers as fighting for the US,” he said, adding that once Pakistan Army pulls out, the tribal people will fight the militants themselves and win the war against terrorism.

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Noor | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

We know for sure that all political parties raise such slogans, but the only bold steps taken were by a so-called dictator Musharraf, where, if Indians were honest, we could have resolved the issue very peacefully.

Caramelized_Onion | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Too all Cynics, Realists, Pragmatists, change never came through these qualities. Get ready for your first lesson in elections 2013. You will never know what hit your sofa and your laptop from which you shower your wisdom

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