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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We Should Not Hesitate To Use Nuclear Weapons to Take Kashmir from India

This news item is from Memri. I need not say more.

I did not find it in the Nation. If the translation is accurate, it makes one wonder if Majid Nizami is mentally balanced.

Who in this day and age can speak of using nuclear weapons. If true, he should have his head examined.

Perhaps he should read his own papers.

The problems afflicting Pakistan are aplenty and Kashmir is way way down the list. Ata, petrol, electricity, employment, infra structure, judiciary, democracy... he can begin addressing those first and leave Kashmir for later. And even then there should be no nuclear option.

Senior Pakistani Newspaper Editor: We Should Not Hesitate To Use Nuclear Weapons to Take Kashmir from India

In an interview on the Waqt television channel, that was published by thecmainstream right-wing Urdu daily Roznama Nawa-i-Waqt, senior Pakistani newspaper editor Majeed Nizami discussed Kashmir's importance to Pakistan, called it “the jugular vein” of Pakistan, and added that Pakistan should not hesitate to use nuclear weapons to take it from India.

Nizami is editor in chief of both Roznama Nawa-i-Waqt and the English daily The Nation, as well as managing director of the Waqt television channel. Nizami articulated his views in an interview on Waqt, and the interview was reported by Roznama Nawa-i-Waqt.

The following is a summary of and excerpts from the report of the interview. [1]

Roznama Nawa-i-Waqt quoted Nizami as saying: "It is better to die fighting than to die from famine. Kashmir is our biggest issue, and showing flexibility on this matter is tantamount to treason. Anyone who shows flexibility on the issue, I will consider a traitor."

Nizami noted that Pakistan founder M. A. Jinnah had described Kashmir as Pakistan's shah-e-rag ("jugular vein") because all water comes to Pakistan from Kashmir.

According to the report, Nizami said that U.S. t

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