Coming as a major embarrassment to Imran Khan, Pakistan Interior Minister Brig. Ijaz Ahmed Shah admitted on record that Pakistan has failed to convince the international community. He is heard saying that people across the globe trust India, not Pakistan, on Kashmir.
Speaking on Wednesday on a Pakistani news channel, Shah also blamed Pakistan’s ‘ruling elite’ including PM Imran Khan for destroying the image of the country. He furthered that Pakistan should now do some soul searching.
Pakistan Interior Minister Brig. Ijaz Ahmed Shah ADMITS that Pakistan has failed to convince international community on Kashmir. Says, people across globe trust India, not Pakistan on Kashmir. Blames ruling elite in Pak over the years. Says, Pakistan should now do soul searching. pic.twitter.com/6PIvj009na
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“People do not believe us. In the international community. We say they (India) imposed curfew in Kashmir, they are not giving medicines to people, people are being beaten, there is no food for the people but nobody believes us. They trust India. The ruling elite has destroyed the country and its name. We lost it. People believe that we are not a responsible nation,” he said.
On being asked by the anchor whether Prime Minister Imran Khan, late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, retired Pakistan Army general and former President Pervez Musharraf and others were a part of the ‘ruling elite’, Pakistan’s Interior minister said, “It is not a one person’s role. Everyone has played a role. Pakistan should now do a soul searching.”
Shah’s remarks came at the backdrop of their Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’ remark in the recent UNHRC session in Geneva, where he claimed that India has transformed Jammu and Kashmir into the largest “caged prison on this planet” after the abrogation of Article 370 and that Human rights were being “trampled with impunity” in the region.
Notably, Qureshi is the same Pakistani Minister who in a grand Freudian slip at Geneva admitted that Kashmir is very much a part of India.
Pakistan as been spooked ever since India has gone ahead to revoke Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir which gave a special status to the state and also bifurcated it into two UTs. It has been running pillar to post trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue but has failed every attempt. Parody nation Pakistan has been shunned globally for its stereotypical rhetorics over Kashmir but the perturbed country refuses to abstain.
Apart from knocking all International doors, indulging in spreading malicious news and misinformation through various social media platforms and trying and creating chaos by pushing terrorists into the Valley, Pakistan’s Prime Minister plans to organise a ‘Big Jalsa’ in PoK’s Muzaffarabad on Friday to register protest against India even though his ‘standing for Kashmir’ stunt failed spectacularly.