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February 17, 2015

Kashmir issue can be resolved through talks: Warsi

Lahore

 
February 17, 2015

LAHORE
FORMER British cabinet member and member of the House of Lords Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said that war on terror was not ours in the past but it has now become our war because Pakistan’s sacrifices in this war are far greater than any other country in the world.
According to a press release, she was addressing students and teachers at Punjab University’s Faisal Auditorium here Monday. PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the ceremony while Mrs Warsi’s husband Iftikhar Azam and people from various walks of life were present on the occasion.
Baroness Warsi said Pakistan had taken some decisions a few years ago because of which it was facing the consequences. She said Kashmir issue could be resolved through dialogue. She said Pakistan’s foreign policy should be in accordance with public interest. She said the rulers while taking policy decision should remember the mandate of their voters.
She urged the Pakistani politicians to make efforts for becoming leaders instead of seeking leadership positions. She said she would not take part in Pakistani politics as there was a lot to do for the welfare of Pakistanis in Britain. She said the people who wanted to see change must bring change to their individual lives first. She said our country came into existence in the name of Islam but the lesson of equality and respect for women was unfortunately missing in Pakistan.
Sayeeda Warsi said she did politics of principles in the UK and that’s why she resigned from the ministry in a protest against Israel’s ruthless attack on Gaza as no mother could see children being killed. She said she informed the British prime minister that Israel was committing serious violation of human rights and if we believe in international justice, we must not adopt double standard on the issue.
She said the incident of 9/11 changed her life and she joined politics. She further said even in the British society she faced challenges for ‘being a

woman’ but at last she got success. She advised the students to do whatever they wanted but with principles, honesty, bravery and commitment. She said Pakistani youth was facing a lot of challenges but it had capacity to cope with all. Dr Mujahid Kamran speaking on the occasion said the world was encountering two biggest problems i.e. the US and most of powerful Western governments were under the control of world’s financial elite because of concentration of wealth while around 1.5 billion Muslims had almost no share in creation of new knowledge.