Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has called for a decisive response to India's decisions regarding occupied Kashmir.
"There is no doubt that we must maintain good relations with all our neighbours. We fought three wars against India and the results are before everyone to see [...] We want friendly relations but with self respect," PML-N president said in his address to the joint session of the Parliament.
"We have two options: either we hide or we take decisive action. Hiding is not an option, we must take decisive action," Shehbaz said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his address to the joint session of the Parliament, feared that there would be ethnic cleansing in Kashmir. He urged the international community to act against the racist politics of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
"They (BJP) have a racist ideology. In Kashmir, they have acted according to their ideology, against their constitution, Supreme Court verdict and United Nations resolutions," he said and added, “Occupied Kashmir has turned into a graveyard and the movement for freedom can not be crushed by force.”
PM Imran said Pakistan wants better ties with neighbouring countries but the incumbent Indian government was following the RSS’s fascist ideology.
Referring to his earlier olive branch to New Delhi, the prime minister said the country strongly conveyed to India that it was not involved in the Pulwama attack.
“But they used Pakistan as a scapegoat,” he said and added that the Indian pilot was also returned as a goodwill gesture to convey that Islamabad did not have any ill intentions.