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Khawaja Asif appreciates Turkish people for thwarting coup bid

Khawaja Asif appreciates Turkish people for thwarting coup bid

SIALKOT, July 17 (DNA): Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has appreciated the national unity, enthusiasm, courage and spirit of the Turkish people, through which they foiled the coup attempt in their country.

Addressing participants of an election campaign meeting, held here at Talwara Mughalaan-Sialkot, the minister said that the Turkish people made history by taking to the streets in large numbers on the call of their President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and foiling a coup attempt.

Asif said that some political elements were exhibiting immaturity in politics, negativity and politics of conflict by prolonging the Panama leaks issue.

He said that the political elements demanding accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are themselves plunderers of national wealth.

The minister said that Panama leaks issue did not concern the people of Pakistan, saying that the plunderers had no right to demand accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said that the corrupt political elements could not target an honest prime minister for their personal gains.

The defence minister alleged that the PPP looted the national wealth and all resources in Azad Jammu & Kashmir during its rule in AJK. He said the PPP government in AJK also damaged the Kashmir cause.

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif also said some political elements are exhibiting immaturity in politics by prolonging the Panama leaks issue.

He said Pakistan is taking up the matter of killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian army in the held Kashmir at all international forums effectively.

Khawaja Asif said plebiscite is the basic right of the Kashmiri people and the oppressed people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir would soon get freedom from Indian oppression.

He said the PML-N government has completed record social welfare projects across the country.

He said the PML-N government would be successful in the court of masses during the 2018 general elections.

The minister said people are politically mature and they have rejected negative politics. =DNA






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