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Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Kakar said on Wednesday that Pakistan is fully capable of responding to challenges posed by non-state actors.

The interim PM said this while addressing the Margalla Dialogue titled “Evolving World Environment Charting the Course for Our Future” in Islamabad today.

“Pakistan does have a challenge from the non state actors within which we are fully realising, preparing to respond to this challenge, be it in the religious inspired violence or ethnic inspired violence in the province of Balochistan and Khabrapaktunkwa,” he said.

“We do not have to rely on the outside security apparatus to take on the challenge. Pakistan is confident and self-reliant,” the interim prime minister added. “We raise our own taxes. We have our own security capability to respond to that.”

He further said the country’s defense capabilities have “reduced to minimum the external aggression”.

While talking about Pakistan’s neighbor, the PM said that India’s ideology is specifically targeting the religions of Islam and Christianity.

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“Not only the minorities are being targeted in India, what happened in Canada is a very initial expression of these challenging and dangerous political ideas.”

He also criticised over Israel’s occupation and aggression in the besieged Gaza.

PM Kakar further said that on the economic front, Pakistan has a great potential to be channelised and tapped.

Referring to the immense natural resources, the caretaker PM pointed out that these can be brought to use to register a huge economic success story.

Dossier on repression of minorities in India

Meanwhile, the interim PM unveiled a dossier on the repression of religious minorities in India, prepared by Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI).

PM Kakar said that India was creating instability in the region, adding that Pakistan is emerging as a responsible state and will continue to play a positive role for world peace.

The dossier explains how instances of majoritarian violence have been inflicted on religious minorities since 2014 in India.

It reveals that 294 incidents of extremism against minorities occurred in the year 2021 alone, adding that dozens of historical mosques in India are under threat and over 1,600 mosques are facing a media campaign.

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Parvez Nov 15, 2023 03:42pm
With the lion share of the budget going to those entrusted to keep Pakistan safe form all enemies both internal and external.....it would be disappointing if they failed in this endeavour.
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Notsurprised Nov 15, 2023 04:32pm
It is not possible to have less credibility and relevance than Kakar. Its not his fault - and he is basking in his 15 minutes - but no one locally or internationally thinks he is anything but a very weak puppet/rubber stamp.
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Johnny Walker Nov 15, 2023 05:03pm
No substance in his speel. Forget India and look closer at home at what is happening, where constitution has been ignored and rule of the gun is the norm, with boots terrorising the political outcasts.
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Tulukan Mairandi Nov 15, 2023 07:38pm
Wow what a hypocrite
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werwer Nov 16, 2023 12:13am
If ever you want to know why Pakistan is the laughing stock of the century the above article proves it
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