Boat incident: PTI demands govt to take appropriate action against Indian aggression

Published: February 19, 2015
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PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has demanded the government to immediately investigate and take appropriate action against India’s latest act of aggression in reference to the a Pakistani boast which was blown up by the Indian coast guard, adding that a “muted” statement by the defence minister is not sufficient.

“PTI demands the government to immediately investigate India’s latest act of aggression and take appropriate action,” a statement issued by the PTI quoted party chief Imran Khan.

“This unprovoked act of aggression is in violation of all international laws. That the boat was given no warning shows the aggressive Indian intent,” he added.

Imran further said that in order to cover up this illegal and inhuman action of their coastguards, the Indian government turned to lies, alleging the occupants were terrorists who blew themselves up. Now, the coastguards’ action has been revealed, the statement said.

“What is also clear is that the boat was probably that of poor Pakistani fishermen slaving away to feed their families, just as Indian fishermen do; both Pakistan and India are aware that often these poor fishermen stray into each other’s territorial waters, and are caught and then eventually sent back to their country. But, this time the boat was in international waters and the Indian coastguards’ action illegal,” the statement added.

On Wednesday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif took notice of the reports that India’s DIG Coastguard admitted he had ordered a Pakistani boat to be blown up. Asif said that the incident “tore off India’s veil of being a peaceful country of the region.”

“…Pakistan’s desire for peace and coexistence in the region must not be seen as our weakness. The international community must also take notice of the incident which is tearing off India’s veil of being a peaceful country of the region,” a statement released by the defence ministry stated.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Hira
    Feb 19, 2015 - 6:31PM

    We need a leader that can look in the eyes of our enemies, India our current leader are weak but remember our army is stronger than yours and if Imran khan comes into power, these mind games that you are playing will have no effect whatsoever Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 19, 2015 - 6:36PM

    Imran one needs shame to apologize , indians dont know what it meansRecommend

  • raider
    Feb 19, 2015 - 6:39PM

    yes, it time to substantiate the issue at international level and opportunity to neutralize the blame game India clamoring everRecommend

  • Limelight
    Feb 19, 2015 - 9:23PM

    While not in the Government, it is easy to advise a rash policy (initiative.)Recommend

  • Usman
    Feb 19, 2015 - 10:02PM

    @zara: The only people who should be ashamed here are us Pakistanis, what else can we expect from India? Our shame is that we cannot hold our govt. accountable, the day we make our govt. afraid of us, they will start acting shameful in the international arena. Until then, blood of these fishermen is on our hands due to inaction.Recommend

  • ABC
    Feb 19, 2015 - 10:42PM

    Hahaha I can imagine the coast guard chief is being grilled hard by Indian govt right about now for making a fool out of them yet again..Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 19, 2015 - 11:08PM

    @Usman:
    Plz get out of your self pity and stop rubbing your politicins failures on a common mans face. And yes iwill stick bymy words. Look everywhere they are obsessed with us and doing evil things whilst the mess their own country is doesnt bother them. nobody in neighborhood really wants anything to do with them. And they are still here to post shamelesslyRecommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Feb 19, 2015 - 11:08PM

    & here is a fella who is teaching International Relations and Diplomacy to a government while he himself could not figure out why he boycotted GEO/Jang and then without an explanation ended that boycott.Recommend

  • Sidster
    Feb 20, 2015 - 12:38AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: Imran Khan boycotted Geo for biased it showed in reporting of Election Day. Recommend

  • Blithe
    Feb 20, 2015 - 3:37AM

    Okay , so one positive point is that this was picked up by the Indian media. .
    Our defense minister has been vocal .
    We should also take up the issue at more global level .

    But I’m extremely proud of NS having far more statesmanship than Moodi Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 20, 2015 - 3:37AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Just cuz you donthave self respect and like to create diversions on issue at hand doesnt mean everynone else will do too. What india did was shameless and attack on pakistan image and imran rightly pointed out. what is the point in talking abt geo or other other stuff he did. Even nutty street aunts act sensible than u. Whats next objection of urs, how can imran raise voice cuz he just got married.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Feb 20, 2015 - 4:33PM

    @zara:

    Sister, I usually tend to refrain from arguing with the opposite sex but I will make an exception in your case. What India did is as shameless as what the barbaric thugs and terrorists did at the APS on 16th December, 2014 and that attack was an even bigger blemish on Pakistan’s image. Now tell me, how many times has Chairman Niazi pointed out that TTP is a fascist bunch of scoundrels who slaughtered 132 dreams on 16th December?Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 20, 2015 - 5:46PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Brother why you refrain from arguing becuase of opp gender, how else will then ppl likeme with lil knowledge learn. and no aps was more barbaric. And i am not imran khan supporter. and i dont get you pointed out geo thing over raising boat issue and when i said someone should raise voice you shifted issue to aps. Yes i have issues with ik i am no blind follower of anyone. But lemme add he spoke against ttp and his gov has set 20m ruppees bounty on fazllulahs head. And ttp issue regarding ik views is highly politicized as well. Infact i never supported pti.
    And when you call aps attack a blemish on paks face , why you ignore nato was sitting in afgh for 10 years and yet fazlullah and ehsanullah etc were able to operate plan and carry out attacks on our soil. And infact they crossed border to attack pak checkposts and ran back to afghan despite nato heavy presence in years 2010 2011 2012.
    And lastly omg omg everyone here is so smart i feel so left out.Recommend

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