Published on May 11, 2022 6:34 p.m.
Qureshi asks the government to reconsider its decision to resume trade with India
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Former Foreign Minister and Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that Shehbaz Sharif has decided to resume trade with India and that the government should review its decision.
Addressing the presser, Shah Mehmood said that it has come to our knowledge that the government of Shehbaz Sharif has decided to resume trade with India and is deploying 15 officers to Pakistan Embassy in India, but we had opposed the resumption of trade with India after the cabinet discussion at that time.
Qureshi further added that at the Foreign Ministry he took a clear position and on August 5, 2019, India took action in Kashmir against the UN resolutions.
He said that in the government of Imran Khan there was a proposal to the cabinet to open trade with India and this decision should be beneficial to us, but he and the cabinet also opposed the decision.
“Bilawal Bhutto is also silent on this decision. Have you got [Bilawal] consulted the government of Azad Kashmir on this decision? You have hurt the feelings of the oppressed people in Kashmir and the government should reconsider this decision. Azad Kashmir and Occupied Kashmir will also react to your decision. If India had reduced the oppression in Kashmir, then there is another problem. Has the status of Kashmir been restored there? No, was India suppressed there? No, otherwise this decision should be reversed,” Shah Mehmood said.
The head of PTI also added that there is currently a severe water crisis, farmers in Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab and farmers are protesting but India is building a new project on the Chenab River and violates the Indus Basin Agreement and Bilawal’s silence on all these issues. raised many questions.