Pakistan PM accuses India of unleashing propaganda against CPEC
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said India is unleashing baseless propaganda against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“India wanted to divert attention over its (alleged) atrocities in occupied Kashmir through false allegations about Pakistan’s support to indigenous Kashmiri struggle for freedom,” Radio Pakistan quoted Abbasi, as saying. He asserted that prime ministerial-level talks can only be held after India ends alleged rights violations in Kashmir, implement UN resolutions, end Line of Control (LoC) violations and budge from its Cold War doctrine.
Abbasi dismissed U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’ statement over CPEC, saying the United Nations should ensure implementation of Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office has already dismissed Washington’s concerns over CPEC, saying the project is for the betterment of the region and beyond.
The Foreign Office was responding to Mattis telling the Senate Armed Services Committee that the One Belt, One Road goes through disputed territory and that it itself shows the vulnerability of trying to establish that sort of a dictate. On October 7, China cautioned the Trump administration about CPEC, citing that its OBOR initiative was not directed against third parties.
“We have repeatedly said that the CPEC is an economic cooperation initiative that is …read more