ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said India’s reaction to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was clear proof that the Indian leadership was not happy to see Pakistan prosper.
An official statement issued from the ministry said New Delhi’s reaction had exposed India’s real face before the world as it finds its neighbour’s progress and development “unacceptable”.
Coupled with a recent statement from the defence minister of India – who blatantly and unashamedly accepted responsibility for terrorism in Pakistan – the latest statement of intent by the Indian prime minister clearly showed India’s intentions not only to destabilise and hegemonise Pakistan, but to also use any means at its disposal to keep Pakistan backward and underdeveloped, said Nisar.
The interior minister said that the people of Pakistan, and its entire political and military leadership, are united to fight and defeat all themes of terrorism from wherever they may generate.
He said the country is united to carry forward the CPEC to its logical conclusion irrespective of all scheming and conspiring on part of its enemies.
Instead of raising unnecessary and uncalled for objections to this vital project, the Indian leadership should focus on ameliorating the plight of their own people and extricating them from generational traps of abject poverty, hunger, disease and socio-economic backwardness, Nisar concluded.