Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Chairman Shehryar Khan Afridi has urged opposition leaders not to speak the language of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by blaming the state of Pakistan and holding public rallies and rather initiating a debate in the Parliament. Talking to the media here after a grenade blast in Quetta, Afridi said on Wednesday that the enemy has once again tried to destabilise Balochistan by a grenade attack which was an act of cowardice but asserted that the enemy would fail in its evil designs. He also visited the site of the grenade attack and met those injured in the attack. He said that those who had been looting rich resources of the country for decades were now trying to fool the people again by launching an anti-government movement in the garb of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). “We will allow the opposition to hold rallies but the opposition leaders must realize that it is time to get united and fight the expansionist designs of India,” he said. He said the international media was calling Narendra Modi as a fascist, the opposition needed to stand by the government and help project the cause of Kashmir. He said that in wake of India’s worst defeat in Ladakh, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Nawaz Sharif and other opposition leaders must stop blaming state institutions as this is the enemy’s agenda to blame the state institutions. He said while the Pakistani narrative was getting popular in Kashmir, the opposition leaders had started to blame the armed forces dancing in tune with the enemy. He argued that when in power, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari never spoke against the state of Pakistan but they only spoke the language of India whenever they were out of power. He said that the people would not be fooled again by the corrupt politicians who have kept Pakistanis deprived of its resources for the past four decades. “Prime Minister Imran Khan has been active in restoring the pride and self-belief of Pakistanis and such acts of terrorism can’t deter our resolve to revive Pakistan into a vibrant and thriving economic power of the world,” he added. Shehryar Afridi said Balochistan’s development is a test for the coalition government and Prime Minister Imran Khan would leave no stone unturned to develop Balochistan into an attractive investment and tourism hub of the region. He said that Pakistan was heading towards a positive trajectory and Imran Khan had foiled the evil designs of the enemy. Without naming Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders, Shehryar Afridi said those who wanted to fool the Pashtuns with the slogans of Lar Bar were actually trying to destabilize Pakistan on the whims of the enemy. He said that such elements have been exposed time and again and no one can divide the Pakistani nation into ethnic, linguistic, religious, or sectarian lines. He said that Indian occupation forces had made all efforts to subjugate the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) but it would fail. He said that China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had provided an opportunity for the region to revive in economic terms but some groups on the whims of the enemy were trying to stop this development process of Pakistan. He said with the Afghan peace process gaining success, it was time ripe for the region to brace CPEC and put the region back on track of economic growth. Kashmir Committee Chairman said India was being exposed due to its Hindutva regime and Pakistan was rising as a peaceful and economic power. Earlier, while addressing a seminar titled ‘Dukhtran-e-Pakistan Conference for National Integration’ held here at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta, Shehryar Khan Afridi said that daughters of Balochistan are the pride of Pakistan. “Fifth-generation hybrid war has been imposed upon us and women have to play a leading role in thwarting the enemies’ designs by projecting the true image of Pakistan,” he said. He said the enemy was confusing the Balochistan people in the name of deprivations and economic disparities and in the garb of ethnic, religious and sectarian divisions. Quoting examples of services of women from Islamic history, Shehryar Afridi urged young female students to play a bridging role between various groups of the society and urge for peace, development, education and economic empowerment. Referring to the blast in Quetta, Shehryar Afridi said that acts of cowardice by the enemy could not demoralize the people of Pakistan and the nation would defeat the menace of terrorism. He urged the students to project the true image of Pakistan and Balochistan through writing blogs and articles and act as social media activists.