A few days ago on the 22nd of September 2016, Prime Minister Pakistan addressed the General Assembly at UNGA. The speech received thousands of shares of approval on social media by Pakistanis, but these are the 5 things PostsHive believes would have put the speech right up there with the likes of Bhutto’s infamous UN speech, which is firmly embedded in Pakistani folklore.
Speaking in Urdu
The evening bore witness to a host of speeches, given by dignitaries from countries like Spain and conflict stricken Ukraine. Both the country’s representatives spoke in their native languages. Though the speech was meticulously written, it might have been better for the PM to deliver it in Urdu. Urdu is, after all, the third most spoken language, of the seventh largest population in the world. The speech might have spoken more to Pakistani people had it been given in Urdu.
Wearing the National Dress
This argument of our’s is similar to his speech being in Urdu. Speeches like these, which have the potential of going down in history, must have our representatives wearing the National Dress. If Modi can carry India’s flag through his appearance wherever he goes, so should our Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister’s secretariat should also have mentioned a few lines on the activities of Indian extremist groups in Pakistan, and in particular an agent who was recently caught red handed. The agent confirmed that he had been involved in heinous crimes in Pakistan particularly in his efforts to destabilize Kashmir.
Issue of Hyderabad, Junagarh and Manavadar
The Prime Minister could also have brough to the notice of the United Nations Indias forceful capture of the States of Hyderabad, Junagarh and Manavadar, during the time of partition. He could have asked United Nations to ask India to conduct plebiscites there as stated in the Radcliffe Award. This demand wouldve reaffirmed how Pakistan has suffered at the hands of Indian extremism and terrorism in the past.
Issue of Balochistan
India has recently been claiming that Pakistan is exacting gruesome crimes against Pakistans province Balochistan and that a plebiscite must be held there. They also claim that Pakistan is forcefully occupying Balochistan. The PM should have made clear that the story of Balochistan is very different from that of Kashmir.. Unlike Kashmir, which was not given the right of self-determination, Balochistan was, and the matter was decided by a Jirga at the time of partition. Therefore, Kashmir is an internal affair, which India, in actuality, has no right to comment on, let alone destabilize and claim to be it’s property.