Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | updated 02:02 AM IST

Pak has to change its policy to survive in 21st century: Exiled UKPNP chief

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 16:42 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 25 (ANI): Hailing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest attack on Pakistan, Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, chairman of the United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) asserted that no rights have been given to the people of Balochistan, Gilgit- Baltistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), adding that Islamabad has to change its policy to survive in 21st century.

Ali said that today Pakistan is known as the hub of terrorist and people have no rights in the country.

"Internationally the identity of Pakistan has become such that it exports terrorists and the productive activities in the country has finished because there is no power, water and no fundamental rights," he told ANI.

He maintained that whatever little rights were available have also been snatched after the formation of military courts.

"With the formation of the military court now the little rights that were left has also been snatched. That is why whatever he (Narendra Modi) has said is true. In light of this the people of Pakistan should think about it," he said.

Taking a jibe at Pakistan, Ali said that Pakistani leadership should first look into the problems its people are facing rather than interfering into others problems.

"Pakistani leadership should first look at their home that what are rights of its people and what problems they face. You [Pakistan] are not able to solve this and instead interfere into others problem," he said.

Ali was of the opinion that peace in Pakistan has been disturbed because terrorist organisations and the fundamentalists are powerful there.

"In Pakistan the terrorist organisations and the fundamentalists are powerful and they have the support of the military and the agencies.

Because of this, the peace process, major confidence building cannot be restored and somewhere or the other some incident occurs like the Pathankot attack which has been claimed by Syed Salahudeen and his organization," he said.

In a veiled attack to Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorist organisations, Ali questioned, "The guests of government reside there and formed a 17 group jihad council. One among them is the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, which is a terrorist group. Now if they claim of being involved in the attacks then who responsible is that?"

Ali said that if Pakistan does not take responsibility now then the extremists and the fundamentalists group will increase their presence.

Highlighting that both Pakistan and India were born together, and China two years after that, Ali also made comparisons on the progress made by the countries.

He said that today nothing is left in Pakistan other than terrorism.

"In Pakistan whatever development and industries, trade was present during the 70's is now finished. Whatever is left today is called the industry of terrorist. Pakistan today is the hub of terrorist and it the heaven of terrorist and extremist," he added.

Ali said that people who talk about rights and development in Pakistan are arrested under the National Action Plan (NAP).

Referring to Jamat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed speech as poisonous one, Ali said that if Pakistan really wants to exist in the 21st century than it needs to change its policy and shut the mouth of those who deliver poisonous speeches.

"If you listen to Hafiz Saeed's speech you will notice that only poison comes out from his mouth. And if there is a need for development than the mouth of those delivering poisonous speech should be shut. If Pakistan really wants to exist in the 21st century than it needs to change its policy," he said. (ANI)

Washington D. C. [USA], Mar. 28 (ANI): U. S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, has volunteered to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the US election.

Full Story >>

New York [United States], Mar. 27 (ANI): Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Full Story >>

By Binod Prasad Adhikari

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 (ANI): Expressing regret over the attack on an Indian origin taxi driver in Hobart, Australia has said it places great importance on the safety and security of Indian community in the country.

Full Story >>

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is not in favour of the government's decision to allow former army chief General (Retd.) Raheel Sharif to assume the command of a yet-to-be-formed Saudi-led 39-nation military alliance of Muslim states and has decided to raise the issue in the Parliament.

Full Story >>

Hobart [Australia], Mar. 27 (ANI): An Indian nursing student and a part-time taxi driver Li Max Joy was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers in Hobart, Australia over the weekend.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad [Pakistan], Mar. 27 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Justice Amir Hani Muslim has said that it is impossible for 17 apex court judges to take care of the entire country.

Full Story >>

Pak detains 73 Indian fishermen

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 10:41 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Mar. 27 (ANI): At least 73 Indian fishermen have reportedly been detained by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) for allegedly fishing in territorial waters of the country.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], Mar. 27 (ANI): Joe Biden believes he could have won the Presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], Mar. 27 (ANI): With just 48 hours before British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggers article 50 - the official process for exiting the European Union (EU), Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer will set out six tests which any deal must pass, or face the opposition of Labour in the House of Commons.

Full Story >>

Iran imposes sanctions on 15 U.S. companies

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 06:23 IST

Tehran [Iran], Mar. 27 (ANI): Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies "supporting terrorism," according to local media reports.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.] India, Mar. 27 (ANI): The family of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death as he guarded the building by an attacker Khalid Masood when he drove through the Westminster bridge in a bid to enter the the Palace of Westminster, has thanked those who fought for his life and paid tribute to the "selfless bravery" of the officer.

Full Story >>

Kiev [Ukraine], Mar. 27 (ANI): A Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the eastern region of the country on Sunday, killing all five people aboard after apparently hitting a power line, the army said.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], Mar. 27 (ANI): British-born terrorist Khalid Masood, who killed five people and injured more than 50 in an attack on Westminster here, was known as a potential extremist in 2010, it emerged as the police made a fresh arrest in connect

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], Mar. 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order to unveil former president Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Sunday, claiming the move would be "pro-growth and pro-environment."

Full Story >>

Moscow [Russia], Mar. 26 (ANI): Russia's main opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been detained amid a tense anti-corruption protest in the heart of Moscow, according to his tweets.

Full Story >>

Pyongyang [North Korea], Mar. 26 (ANI): The North Korean military on Sunday warned the United States and South Korea against any attempt to stage a "special operation" to hit its leadership and military installations, including the nuclear arms base.

Full Story >>

Washington D. C. [USA], Mar. 26 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized conservative Republicans for nixing the party's ObamaCare overhaul plan, saying, "Democrats are smiling" because the conservatives saved the struggling health care law and Planned Parenthood.

Full Story >>

Moscow [Russia], Mar. 26 (ANI): The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed disappointment over the U.S. authorities' decision to introduce sanctions against eight more Russian companies.

Full Story >>

Geneva [Switzerland], Mar. 26 (ANI): United Nations envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura has sent a letter to the three guarantor states of the Syria cease-fire - Russia, Turkey and Iran - urging them to undertake urgent efforts to uphold the cease-fire regime during the ongoing peace talks in Geneva.

Full Story >>