Pakistanis must play role in Britain politics: Warsi
OLDHAM: Baroness Saeeda Warsi, former British Foreign Minister has said the members of Pakistani community must take effective part in local British politics than their involvement in mainstream politics in political parties so that they can play their role in development of coming generations.
Conservative party given tickets to Pakistani origin members and it is responsibility of every Pakistani to support these candidates so that they can play their role in resolving problems of the community, Baroness Warsi said while addressing Conservative Party candidates from Oldham and party workers. She was addressing the gathering held at the residence of Kamran Ghafoor candidate from Oldham West. Besides Kamran Ghafoor the function was attended by Sajjad Hussain candidate from Oldham East, Muhammad Afzal candidate from Gorton Manchester and local council candidates. Besides others Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Right of Self Determination Movement, Chaudhry Muhammad Azam, Raja Aftab Sharif, Raja Maqsood Hussain, Yousuf Bandorvi, Chaudhry Zulfiqar Muhammad, Raja Shabir, Raja Abdul Rehman, Raja Muhammad Iqbal, Qari Shafiqur Rehman also attended the gathering.
Saeeda Warsi urged the parliamentary and local council candidates to accept the upcoming elections as challenge and work hard to win these elections with overwhelming majority. Conservative Party strengthened the economy of the country and will continue the development projects in future, she added.
Responding to a question Baroness Warsi said on the issue of Ghaza she had differences with the point of view of the Government. Under these circumstances I had two options either to remain silent or to tender my resignation to accept the inner voice of my conscience”, she said.
She said she has struggled hard for change in the party policy and she needs more members to bring these changes. Now after resignation from the ministry I will be independent to fight, she said.
She said the Kashmir policy of Conservative Party is similar as of Labour Party and now on the occasion of upcoming elections Labour Party leaders are making statements to hoodwink the public opinion regarding Kashmir issue.