Analysts hail PM for projecting Pakistan’s viewpoint on national and regional issues

KARACHI: Academicians and analysts here on Friday appreciated Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for projecting Pakistan’s stance on burning regional issues especially on Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Talking to reporter Friday they said a clear message was communicated to the leaders from across the globe that Pakistan can neither be made a scapegoat in context of Afghan conflict nor be compelled to compromise its genuine concerns related to its dispute with India.

Prof. Talat Wizarat Head of Center for Policy and Area Studies Department, Institute of Business Management, Karachi said it was after a long time that government has taken a firm stance about Kashmir.

“United Nations must extend priority to investigate Indian atrocities in Kashmir and it results be shared with all UN members,” said Dr. Talat also the former head of International Relations Department, Karachi University.

To a query, she said UN resolutions may not be obligatory but do hold a strong value in the present day of growing consciousness for human rights among the international community.

“World opinion in itself is important for every state particularly those aspiring to emerge as powers of any category,” commented the researcher.

Dr. Talat Wizarat said it was also a matter of immense satisfaction for the entire Pakistani nation to see that both civilian and military leadership were committed to ensure that Afghan war is not fought on Pakistan’s soil.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan should not allow their territories to be used against each other,” she said emphasizing the fact that Pakistan has taken series of measures including indiscriminate action against elements involved in terrorism related activities.

The onus, she said was now on Afghanistan not to shield non-state actors as well as countries keen to conduct clandestine operation in Pakistan.

“Their motive is not only to create chaos in general but also to disrupt China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) related projects underway in Pakistan,” said the researcher.

Mentioning that Afghan government does not hold control over major parts of its country, Dr.Talat said peace can be established in Afghanistan once all stakeholders are taken on board.