A Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist, Amjad Mirza on Saturday reiterated the concerns regarding Pakistan’s agenda behind the Kartarpur Corridor. The activist who lives in exile in Glasgow has said that Pakistan has a devious agenda behind the opening of Kartarpur corridor.
He affirmed that the Pakistani Army had become desperate after losing the plot along the Kashmir border and wanted an alternate route to hamper peace and harmony in India, hence the corridor.
“Why has Pakistan taken this decision now? Why have they done it after 73 years? They have done it so because the gateway to Kashmir where they were spreading terrorism is closed now. This has resulted in the Pakistani army, the real ruler of the country, losing confidence among the common people. Through this corridor, they will now use the Khalistani extremists to hamper peace and harmony in Punjab.” said Mirza.
He said Pakistan has nobody’s welfare in mind and just wants to hatch anti-India plots.
Mirza said, “If they care so much for the people then they must open the routes to Ladakh and Kashmir. But they will never do this because people from across the border will meet and mingle with each other.”
Speaking about the massive repression the illegally occupied regions of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan were subjected to in the hands of Pakistani authorities, the activist said: “They know that people of PoK, who expressed their will on 22nd of October that they are no more going to live under the clutches of Pakistan, will find friends,” said Mirza.
“When the People’s National Alliance, an alliance of 26 parties and individuals, decided to go Muzaffarabad to highlight their issues, they were brutally baton-charged. Videos are available everywhere in which you can see police attacking bystanders from behind. Four people were killed, 150 people were arrested and around 100 were disappeared from that place.” added Mirza.
Talking about the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Mirza opined “Imran Khan Government has not rendered any justice to the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB). Not just Imran government but no Pakistani government has ever done any justice to the people of PoK and GB. Our friends are languishing in jails merely for carrying out environment based campaigns. People who carried protests against Chinese intentions of buying our mines have been sentenced for 70 years. One has even been sentenced for 90 years,” lamented the activist calling Imran Khan even more cruel than his predecessors.
In fact, Punjab chief minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has always been vocal about Pakistan’s sinister designs behind using the Kartarpur corridor to peddle its anti-India agenda. He had called the corridor-opening a bigger conspiracy of ISI.
Amarinder Singh, in his article in The Tribune, published last December, stated that the Pak Army’s sinister aim behind approving Kartarpur Corridor is to bank on the sympathies of disgruntled Sikh youth with the objective of gaining support for the referendum.