NewZNew (Islamabad) : Pakistan’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that his party Pakistan People’s Party will get back entire Kashmir from India.
Addressing his party workers in Multan, Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was quoted by PTI saying: ‘I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not leave behind a single inch of it because, like the other provinces, it belongs to Pakistan.’
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Monday announced he will contest the 2018 general elections from his mother’s home constituency.
But his comments were not taken kindly by the Congress and BJP. Both the parties rubbished Bilawal’s claims that Kashmir belonged to Pakistan.
Terming Bilawal’s remarks as immature, BJP’s Subramanian Swamy said: ‘I think it is a very immature comment. Young man is totally inexperienced in politics and for family reasons he has been promoted to this position as patron- in- chief of the PPP. But he should learn a lesson that India is capable of finishing the existence of Pakistan if it comes to a war. We do not want a war; we have fought four wars and have won all of them.’
“In 1971 we could have finished off West Pakistan but we decided not to finish the identity of Pakistan. So if this kind of talks takes place and especially on a matter which is legally settled. When the Instrument of Accession was signed, it was final,” he added.
Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit echoing similar sentiments said Bilawal’s statement has no relevance, adding that Jammu and Kashmir is an unbreakable and an undivided part of India.
The Ministry of External Affairs also rejected Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s comment saying that India’s unity and integrity is non-negotiable.
“I don’t need to comment on any comment which is so far away from reality, which takes us back into the past century. We are in the process of looking forward, and looking forward does not mean our borders will be changed,” MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
“We have made it very clear that as far as we are concerned the unity and integrity of India is non-negotiable and that counts for anyone,” he added.