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Munawar Hasan condemns government expanding trade relations with India

Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, putting aside the core issue of Kashmir and ignoring the huge sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiris.

In a press statement here on Wednesday, he called upon the rulers not to sell out Kashmir . He demanded that talks be held with India on equal footing and vital national issues must not be ignored to boost trade with India under the US pressure.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that having accepted the US slavery, the Pakistan government had also yielded to Indian hegemony and national interests and the Kashmir issue had been thrown at the back burner to strengthen trade ties with the enemy. The country’s economy was being ruined by importing vegetables and many other items from India while the indigenous products were being made costly by raising electricity tariff and POL prices.

The JI Ameer said that the Federal Minister for Petroleum was also ready to import petrol from India although imports from Iran would be much cheaper. However, since the US was against Iran, the rulers would go for imports from India at higher rates.

India, he said, was Pakistan’s sworn enemy and even the Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik was on record to have said, there was solid evidence of India’s involvement in Balochistan. Besides, India was committing water aggression against this country by building dams on the Pakistani rivers to deny this country its share of river water and turn into a desert.

The Indian army, he said, was continuing atrocities in Held Kashmir and had martyred thousands of Kashmiri men, women and children. Life had been made difficult for the Kashmiri Muslims. The institutions imparting teaching of the Quran were being closed and military action against the Muslims were on the increase. Therefore, the veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani had rightly complained that Islamabad was withdrawing from its stance on Kashmir due to which India’s atrocities on the Kashmiris had increased.

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