Pakistan won while world lost the war against terrorism: PM
Karachi (web desk): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday that Pakistan while world lost won the war against terrorism.
While addressing the closing ceremony of International Counter-Terrorism Forum in Islamabad, PM said, “Pakistan is a leader in the war against terrorism. Tell me the name of another country which sent 20,000 soldiers to fight terrorists.”
Urging the international community to acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism, he said, “We are firm in our resolve to ensure country’s economic progress.”
The PM shared that the Army Public School incident became a turning point and the entire nation resolved to develop a strategy to counter terrorism. “The nation stood united in the fight against terrorism.”
On relations with Afghanistan, the premier shared “nobody wants peace in Afghanistan more than us.” However, he remarked that the way forward is through dialogue and not war.
“War will not deliver peace in Afghantion. Peace will only come through dialogue.”
On the issue of occupied Kashmir, PM Abbasi shared that the IoK issue will only be resolved through the implementation of UN Security Council resolution.
He added, “The international community should accept what is going in Kashmir, atrocities are being committed and human rights are being violated. People of all ages are being targeted.”