Sharif Says India Blamed Pakistan for Uri Attack Without Probe

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif spoke at a joint parliamentary session called to discuss the Kashmir issue.

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Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan parliament on Wednesday, 5 October 2016. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/RadioPakistan/status/783649456478679040/photo/1">@RadioPakistan</a>)

Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, alleged that India blamed Pakistan for Uri attacks without investigation.

Within hours of Uri attack and without any investigation, India blamed Pakistan for it. We are against war, we want peace and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir peacefully.
Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister, Pakistan

Sharif also raised the topic of Kashmir conflict at the joint parliamentary session.

Sharif saying poverty cannot be eradicated by "driving tanks on farmlands" once again needled India by calling Hizbul commander Burhan Wani a "son of the Kashmiri soil".

Responding to Modi's speech last month challenging Pakistan to a contest over eradicating poverty and other social ills, Sharif said:

If they (Indian leaders) want us to fight them to end poverty, then they should realise that poverty cannot be eradicated by driving tanks on farmlands.

The Pakistan Prime Minister also accused India of violating the LoC ceasefire agreement and launching "aggression" against Pakistan.

India’s ceasefire violation resulted in the death of our two soldiers, when it attacked Pakistan. It was befittingly responded and was conveyed that Pakistan Army is fully capable of responding to any aggression.

Sharif also expressed support for Kashmiris and said the issue should be resolved according to the wishes of people of Kashmir and the UN resolutions.

"The Kashmiri youth have taken it upon themselves to carry on the movement of freedom against Indian aggression and atrocities," Sharif said.

Sharif invoked Wani multiple times in his speech – this is the second instance after his speech in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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