August 28, 2016 2:41:55 pm
Pakistan’s Balochistan Province Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Balochistan and asked the federal government to take up the issue at international fora. The resolution was moved by ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Muhammad Khan Lehri on Saturday.
The resolution was supported by all political parties in the Assembly. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri along with other legislators also signed the resolution.
“The Indian Prime Minister’s statement about Balochistan has proved that terrorism in the province was clearly sponsored by India,” the resolution said. Commenting on the resolution, Lehri said: “Indian Prime Minister has violated the sovereignty of Pakistan and United Nations charter in this regard.”
The house demanded the federal government to take up the matter at the international level and “expose India’s nefarious designs in Balochistan”.
“Modi gave such statement to divert world’s attention” from Kashmir, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said. National Party leader Sardar Aslam Bizenjo strongly condemned Modi’s statement and asked upon all political forces to get united to foil designs of the enemies of Pakistan, Dawn newspaper reported.
“We stand united for Pakistan,” he said. Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence Day speech, had said that he was thanked by the people of Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, including Gilgit-Baltistan, for flagging their problems. A similar resolution was adopted last week in Punjab Province.
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