Nisar asks govt to get tough with India
12 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Friday asked the government to shun its apologetic policy towards India following unprovoked firing by its troops at the Pakistani checkposts on the Line of Control (LoC).
Talking to media persons in his chamber at the Parliament House, Nisar said incidents of firing by Indian troops, resulting in the martyrdom of Pakistani soldiers, had proved that Pakistan should not expect anything good from India.
"This is a matter of concern for those elements that still consider India as a friend of Pakistan," he said.
Nisar said putting Pakistan in trouble and giving it a bad name had always been part and parcel of India's policy.
"On the one hand, the Indian troops attacked the Pakistani checkposts on the LoC and on the other hand it shifted the whole blame to Pakistan to blot its image in the eyes of the international community," Nisar continued.
He said the government should take a bold and strong stance, reflecting the feelings of a dignified nation in response to the firing incidents. "The contradiction in the statements of Indian Army spokesman and the foreign ministry officials has exposed the face of Indian government," he added.
Nisar also paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers which they have been offering for the motherland.
Commenting on a recent telephonic address by MQM leader Altaf Hussain, Nisar said it was not the first time that he had used a highly controversial and hypocritical language to cover up his controversial personality.
"In the past too, Altaf Hussain targeted the founder of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam, and initiated an unnecessary discussion on his sect. The media should not waste time on reporting irrelevant and unnecessary statements and press conferences of the MQM leader," Nisar said.
He observed it was never a drone attack from Altaf Hussain rather it was a suicide attack and he himself fell victim to it.
He said it had become a favorite hobby of the MQM leader to use abusive language against his political rivals. "Following the recent telephonic address, there is no doubt left about the ideology and the way of politics of Altaf Hussain," Nisar said.