Pakistan should be respected not condemned from outside: Jeremy Corbyn

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LAHORE  – The leader of Britain’s main opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, has urged the world to treat Pakistan respectfully and refrain from criticizing it.

In an interview with British media, Corbyn asserted that every country should play their possible role in eradicating terrorism as the role implies to all nations and not only Pakistan.

“Pakistan is a state that should be treated with respect and not condemned from outside. I think all states have got to do everything they possibly can in tackling terrorism and that applies to every country,” he notified.

According to him, the reason behind increasing US troops in Afghanistan is the continuation of America’s failed policies in the past. Corbyn reiterated that the solution to Afghanistan issue is political negotiations. “I made it very clear when President Trump announced an increase in American military. This was the rededication of a failed policy. I do not support it; do not think it is the way forward. The way forward has to be political dialogue,” he said.

Commenting on the situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the opposition party leader advised Aung San Suu Kyi to take care of the human rights of the persecuted people.

He reminded the Myanmar leader of how the Britain assisted and supported her when she was under house arrest. Corbyn advised Suu Kyi to do the same with the Rohingya people by giving them all due rights.

“My message is of respect to Aung San Suu Kyi. We admire and supported you all those years when you were under house arrest. We marched in your support and we recognized your commitment to human rights. Please show that same commitment to the human rights of the Rohingya people at the present time and make sure they have full citizenship rights within Myanmar and they are not driven from their homes and their land in their country,” he said.

2017-09-08

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