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Fighting others’ wars left us behind- Minister
Fighting others’ wars left us behind- Minister

LAHORE: (Thursday, February 6, 2020): Punjab Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar has said that Pakistan has fought wars of others in the last forty years that led to many problems which hindered smooth development of the country and we lost our identity. He said that we needed to re-identify our objectives in the light of teachings of Quaid-e-Azam. He was addressing the 5th Speakers Convention on Kashmir organized by Pakistan Youth Parliament at Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) here on Thursday. Air Marshal (r) Sajid Habib, CEES Principal Prof Dr Sajid Rashid, faculty members and a large number of students participated in the event. Addressing the participants, Minister Dr Akhtar Malik said that Kashmir was a part of Pakistan and the government was making serious efforts to resolve Kashmir issue as per the desire of Kashmiri people. He said that Kashmir issue had been highlighted and we expressed solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters. He said that the international community must take serious notice of human rights violations in India-held Kashmir. He said that usage of the atomic bomb was not a problem but it would destroy not only the region but the whole world. He said that we needed to become Pakistani to resolve all our issues. He said that hypocrisy was one of our biggest problems and we needed to clean our hearts. Air Marshal (r) Sajid Habib said that talk shows were dividing the nation. He said that Pakistan must be safe for non-Muslims as per guidelines of Quaid-e-Azam. He said that we must play our role at individual level to strengthen our country. He said that there was a need to unite ourselves irrespective of our caste, race, religion and political affiliation. “If we become a good Pakistani, Kashmir will become Pakistan,” he added. Prof Dr Sajid Rashid said that the Muslims must create new knowledge and regain their glory. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had strongly presented the case of Kashmir at the United Nations. He paid tribute to the sacrifices of Pakistan Army. Later, souvenirs were presented to the guests.