Air Chief Marshal Asghar Khan, a hero of the 1965 war
‘Pakistan responsible for wars with India’
Friday, 15 Jan, 2010
LAHORE, Jan 14: Tehreek-i-Istiqlal patron Asghar Khan holds Islamabad responsible for all the wars Pakistan fought against India.
“I am not favouring India. But it is true that all wars fought between Pakistan and India had been initiated by the respective Pakistani governments,” he told a press conference after chairing a consultative meeting of the party here on Thursday.
He demanded the government should use the national exchequer for education instead of defence. He said survival of Pakistan was in the best interest of India. He also said Islamabad should not feel threatened by New Delhi’s nuclear bombs as these were ‘Beijing-specific’.
He said the government could not give a hope to masses as it had been doing the politics of “lie, stupefy and rule”.
Khan said he had no desire to meet President Zardari. He warned if the (PPP) government did not mend its ways the country might run into unending problems.
He slammed the government for claiming that drone attacks were being carried out from outside Pakistani territory. He said Islamabad had the capacity to shoot down drones.—Staff Reporter