Driving tanks on farmlands cannot eradicate poverty, Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: A joint session of parliament held today on the issue of Kashmir and Indian aggression on Line of Control. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once against asked United Nation to act on its resolution on Kashmiris self-determination.

“We have initiated the process of dialogue with India and done everything for it, but India did not let it happen. Our efforts were thwarted over and over again. I would like to repeat our stance that we are against war.” Prime Minister once against called for a peaceful dialogue with India to resolve all the outstanding disputes with India.

In an apparent response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that India and Pakistan should battle to eradicate poverty, Nawaz said: “If they want us to fight with them to end poverty, then they should realise that poverty cannot be eradicated by driving tanks on farmlands.”

All parliamentary parties attended the joint session except the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. PTI had announced the boycott on Tuesday and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister. Imran Khan also said that they are together against any aggression against Pakistan but on the matter of corruption he is standing on the principle.

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