PREMIER IMRAN KHAN WARNS MODI AND HIS ARMY CHIEF FOR THEIR WAR RHETORIC
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) city of Mirpur where a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day was held, the premier referred to recent comments by PM Modi
While Delivering an enthusiastic speech in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) city of Mirpur where a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day was held, the premier referred to recent comments by PM Modi where he had claimed the Indian forces "will not take more than seven to 10 days to make Pakistan bite the dust”.
"You need to brush up on history. It seems your degree was fake,” said the prime minister. He said that leaders who had shown such pride had always been defeated in the past, giving examples of the failure of Hitler’s and Napoleon’s forces to permeate Russia, of US forces to win the Afghan war and to conquer Vietnam.
"Narendra Modi, the statement you gave on this country, and the Indian army chief , this is my message to you both you have already made a mistake on August 5. Just remember, every citizen of this 200 million-strong nation, down to the last child, will fight to their final breath.
"We will show you how we can fight, our army is well recognised, battle-hardened. Our people are God-fearing, none of us fear death.
"If you are under the false impression that you will take any action against Pakistan to strengthen your Hindu voter base, it will be the last mistake you make,” said the premier in a grave warning to his Indian counterpart.
In January, the Indian army chief had said that the Indian army will move to claim AJK if it is given orders in this regard by the parliament.
His statement was dismissed by the Pakistan Army’s media wing as "routine rhetoric for domestic audiences to get out of ongoing internal turmoil”.
In his address today, the premier said that whenever a leader bases his campaign on hatred against a group of people and when that card is used to gain votes, the election is won but then there is nothing but destruction waiting ahead.
"When he won the election, he decided to do in Kashmir what the RSS manifesto was. He thought he would imprison Kashmiris, but what happened?
"He thought he would end the issue of Kashmir altogether but the way the issue has been internationalised, there is talk of Kashmir where it was never before discussed,” said the prime minister.
He said the United Nations Security Council alone had debated the issue thrice already.
The premier reminded Kashmiris that Pakistan will continue to stand by them and will continue to fight alongside them.
"Kashmiris who are going through a hard time, all our prayers with you. We pray you are granted patience.
"But I say, I had promised to be your ambassador. I stand before you in that capacity today, not as the prime minister of Pakistan.”