LAHORE - Unprovoked Indian war-mongering and violation of the Line of Control coupled with atrocities against the Kashmiris in Held Kashmir, agitation in front of the Pakistani High Commission in India and stopping of Friendship Bus by extremists and their bad-mouthing of Pakistan, are the latest manifestations of highhandedness of our big neighbour, India, which is unacceptable, said the PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khosa here on Monday.

He deplored the desperation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek a meeting with his Indian counterpart in New York during UN General Assembly session this year caring less for the dignity and the sovereignty of the country ,adding, that the Indian hegemony was unacceptable to the people of Pakistan.

Indian Prime Minister did not oblige Pakistan when Nawaz Sharif extended an invitation to attend his oath-taking ceremony, he pointed out.

He said that the meek response of the government of Pakistan through the Foreign Office was both condemnable which no self- respect nation would resort to.

Pakistan wants good neighbourly relations with all the countries including India on the basis of equality and mutual respect , he added.

He paid rich tributes to the leadership of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who made Pakistan’s defence impregnable by making Pakistan an atomic power and later equipped it with missile technology capable of hitting any target in the enemy country.

He maintained that because of status of country’s atomic power alongwith missile technology, the balance of power in the region was restored ensuring the peace in the region and also saving Pakistan from the Indian nuclear blackmail which would have been the worst kind of inter-State relations.

He demanded of the PML-N government to represent the country in a dignified and respectable manner keeping at the top of all considerations the sovereignty, independence and dignity of the country.

He reminded of the government that the PPP previous government suspended the NATO supply and closed down the Shamsi airbase when ISAF killed our 24 brave soldiers at the Salala check post ,adding, the then government allowed the opening of the supply routes only after US tendered unconditional apology with categorical assurance that no such incident would occur in future.

He assured that the PPP would extend unequivocal support to the government when the question of nation’s dignity and respect was at stake.