No evidence against Hafiz Saeed… can join politics if eligible: Major Asif Ghafoor

No evidence against Hafiz Saeed… can join politics if eligible: Major Asif Ghafoor

Major General Asif Ghafoor, Pakistan’s Director General of Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the media and public relations arm of its armed forces, said Thursday that there has been no evidence from the Indian side against Hafiz Saeed and he can join politics if eligible.

In an interview with the Indian Express, Ghafoor said, “Hafiz Saeed is a citizen of Pakistan and anything he does, other than violence, is good. There is a process in Pakistan for anyone to participate in politics. The Election Commission of Pakistan has its rules and laws. If he (Hafiz) fulfills all those requirements that is for the ECP to decide. Please don’t forget that there are, if I am not wrong, nearly 200 political parties in Pakistan and more than 160 of them have never won a single seat in an election. I will leave it at that.”

He aslo said that war is not the solution. “If imposed on us, it will be befittingly responded. But we believe in peace and cooperation,” Ghafoor told in the interview.

The Pakistan Major also said that India failed to control the uprising in Kashmir, post the ‘shahadat’ of Burhan Wani.
The ceasefire violations by Indian Army are not against Pakistan Army, but against the civilian population on our side. We have lost hundreds of innocent civilian lives in these violations. We can’t respond in the same coin — one, for humanitarian reasons, and two, because the civilian population on the other side is Kashmiri Muslim. It is our compulsion to respond only at the Indian Army posts.The two DGMOs must reach an understanding as both sides need to bring the temperature down. The real reason, if I may say it candidly, is that India has failed to control the uprising in Kashmir, post the ‘shahadat’ of Burhan Wani. Indian Army is trying to put Pakistani forces under pressure thinking that they are providing physical support to the Kashmiri youth, which is not the case. They think that by keeping the LoC hot, the tensions in Kashmir will somehow go down.

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