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Wrote letter to UN secretary general, expressed concern over increasing Indian CFVs: FM

Wrote letter to UN secretary general, expressed concern over increasing Indian CFVs: FM
August 3, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he had yesterday written a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressing concern over increasing Indian ceasefire violations. Talking to 92 News on Saturday, he said that India had started the use of cluster bomb on the civilian population, which is blatant violation of the international laws. He said that the world should take notice of Indian provocation. “This is against peace in the region. Pakistan is a responsible state and wants peace,” he said. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the United States and world powers to persuade India to start mediation talks on the Kashmir dispute. “Contrary to the past, the United States and India presently have very good relationship and if Washington wants, it can use its influence over New Delhi for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.” The minister said that resolution of the Kashmir issue is must for peace and stability in the region. “Kashmir issue has become a flashpoint due to the Indian attitude.” To a question about the Afghan peace process, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan had convinced the United States to start negotiation with the Afghan Taliban as the Afghan issue has no military solution. About Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with Afghan Taliban, the foreign minister said that a time frame about it could not be given at the moment, but the meeting would be held soon. He said efforts are being made to persuade the Afghan Taliban to join the Afghan peace talks.
Kashmir’s solution needed to improve Pak-India relations: FM
On Friday, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has termed that the only solution of Kashmir dispute can improve the relation between Pakistan and India. Talking exclusively to 92 News, he has said that the situation in Kashmir is very worrisome; the Line of Control (LoC) is constantly being violated. He also mentioned that the preparations are underway to end the special status of Occupied Kashmir. Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s offer for mediation to Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India on 70 years long conflict, Qureshi said Trump offered mediation keeping in view the regional situation. “We thank Trump for repeating his offer, and we have expressed our willingness,” he added. “We want peace. Our focus right now is the Afghan peace process. If India tries to create any obstacle to the peace process in Afghanistan, then regional peace will suffer,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi maintained. “India won’t agree easily to the Kashmir talks. We urge the US to exercise its influence and persuade India to come to the table,” the foreign minister said. Earlier today, External Affairs Minister for India Dr S Jaishankar turned down the US President Donald Trump’s offer for mediation in Kashmir dispute. Responding to the US president offer, the Indian external minister took his twitter and said that any discussion on the matter related to Kashmir issue will only be held with Pakistan. He clarified that he has already conveyed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in clear terms that talks on Kashmir conflict will only be bilateral with Pakistan. Earlier, terming Prime Minister Imran Khan as fantastic man, US President Donald Trump once again offered for mediation between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue. Briefing the journalists on Imran Khan’s visit to Washington, a senior State Department official reiterated the US offer to help India and Pakistan resolve Kashmir issue if asked by both.