ISTANBUL: Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif remarked that the federal government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hampering the relations between Pakistan and India.
“We want to have a great relationship with the Indians, however I do not assume there’s a probability of any enchancment for relationship with the current spiritual extremist authorities in Delhi,” he stated whereas chatting with Imran Garda on The Newsmakers, a present affairs programme of TRT World.
When requested if Modis’ authorities is spiritual extremist, he remarked: “Modi’s authorities what they did in Gujarat when Modi was the chief minister he killed, he massacred over 2,000 Muslims over there. He is massacring Muslims in Kashmir additionally. So there’s truly a genocide and ethnic cleaning of Muslims happening.”
The overseas minister additionally alleged that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration in India is “a spiritual extremist motion.”
Asif was additionally requested about Indian claims that Pakistan is ‘obsessed’ with it. Responding to this, Asif stated that it isn’t an obsession. “India is a hazard to our safety, we have to be vigilant. That is the bedrock of our coverage.”
On relations with Afghanistan, Asif shared: “We need to be part of a peace course of in Afghanistan in any bilateral or multilateral platform. Nevertheless, if individuals in Kabul need to play proxy of India, then that can also be not acceptable.”
Replying to a query on Afghanistan claims that Pakistan spreading terrorism of their territory, Asif clarified that Afghan authorities making such allegations due to “lack of management and lack of writ of Kabul authorities.”
The Afghan authorities simply needs somebody in charge, he stated, including that Afghanistan failed in battle towards terrorism, whereas Pakistan succeeded.
“They [Afghan government] misplaced territory to Talibans, not due to us. They’ve report opium harvest this yr. They’ve large corruption in authorities equipment. Their troopers promote arms to Talibans. Daesh is current in three of their provinces,” Asif remarked
He referred to as the claims of america and Afghanistan of Pakistan supporting Haqqani Community as “completely baseless.”
“Haqqanis do not want protected havens in Pakistan. They’ve about forty % territory of Afghan territory with Taliban. Why would they’ve protected havens in Pakistan?”
There was some fact the claims a number of years again. However within the operation launched in 2014, Pakistan has pushed the terrorists “out Bajaur, Khyber, South Waziristan, Swat.” He added, “We cleared our space at large value. Human value.”
Reiterating his earlier claims, Asif stated that US harsh statements towards Pakistan was simply them making an attempt to “scapegoating” Pakistan for “their very own failures of final greater than 15 years.”
The overseas minister whereas explaining the nation’s overseas coverage stated: “We try to disengage ourselves from the position we performed in two to 3 many years [and] have a extra regionally oriented [policy].”
He added, “Our nationwide curiosity is our main concern. We’ll weave our overseas coverage round our personal nationwide pursuits.”
Our area is extra of a precedence for us than the USA, he remarked.
“That is the place we stay and that is the place we should always seek for overseas coverage choices,” he added.
On the position of Pakistan Military within the nation, Asif defined that the establishment of the military is actively concerned in defending the nation and figuring out Pakistan’s priorities.
“Military has a constitutional position of session on main points,” he added.
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