India doing propaganda against CPEC to divert attention from Kashmir: Abbasi

India is unleashing baseless propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor and nothing good is expected from New Delhi, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan. In an interview with Geo News on Sunday night, Abbasi said New Delhi was using negative tactics to divert the attention of the international community form Kashmir issue.

“Pakistan is ready for meaningful dialogue with India, despite the fact that nothing good is expected from New Delhi,” he said. Know more: CPEC has nothing to do with territorial sovereignty disputes: China responds to US criticism. India is creating baseless propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Abbasi maintained. Earlier on Saturday, while responding to the reservations raised by US over the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC), Islamabad had asserted that “CPEC is a development and connectivity project for the betterment of the people in the region and beyond”, and urged the international community to rather focus on the human rights violations committed by Indian forces in held Kashmir.

Also read: CPEC passes through disputed territory: US. To a question, the prime minister said that no country in the world other than Pakistan is more desirous of peace in Afghanistan. Abbasi said ties between Pakistan and the United States are based on decades-old diplomatic, political and historical affinities and could not be defined with the sole issue of Afghanistan. “Both countries are committed to remaining engaged over a range of issues, including the issue of war on terror,” the premier was quoted as saying. He asserted that leaders of terrorist groups were hiding in Afghanistan from where they carry out terror activities in Pakistan. “Border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan is vital to check cross-border movement of terrorists.”

The premier further said that Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the aspirations of Kashmiris in line with United Nations Security Council resolutions. “Kashmiris should be given right of a plebiscite to decide their fate.” Pakistan will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for the right to self-determination, he added.

by: Dawn News