India ‘conspirator-in-chief’ of Swat operation, says Shujaat HussainMay 24th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 24 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid (PML-Q) Chief Chaudhury Shujaat Hussain has blamed India for the Swat military operation.
Addressing a press conference here, Hussain called India as ‘conspirator-in-chief’ of the Swat operation, and asked the entire nation to stand behind the armed forces.
“The armed forces are fighting a war for the survival of the country, and they must be supported. India is the conspirator-in-chief. Army is fighting an insurgency orchestrated by India. The situation demands national unity and it must be reflected in every one’s words and actions”, The Nation quoted Hussain, as saying.
Referring to the ’stringed’ US aid that asks Pakistan to maintain certain benchmarks, Hussain said conditions linked to aid like accepting the Indian nuclear hegemony and compromising on national interest must be rejected by Islamabad.
He also urged the government to start preparing a comprehensive reconstruction plan for the thousands of people who have been displaced in the Swat Valley due to the military operation to facilitate their return. (ANI)
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