Pakistan wants peaceful solution to Kashmir dispute, says FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wants a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute.
Addressing a National Conference on Strategic Stability in South Asia in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that regional peace faces threats due to increase in tension in the region.
“Pakistan is a peaceful country and we want good relations with neigbouring countries to build a prosperous South Asia,” he said. “Conflict resolution is the key to strategic stability in the region.”
The minister said that the Indian denial to the Kashmir right of self-determination and its blatant human rights violations have led to frustration among the Kashmiri youth.
He said that this is the reason that the freedom struggle in Occupied Kashmir has gained momentum and caught world attention. “We are witnessing in Kashmir the backlash of Indian atrocities inflicted on Kashmiris,” he added.
Ready to hold talks with any govt in India: FM Qureshi
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that they are ready to hold talks with any government in India.
He was addressing a function at the Institute of Policy Study on ‘Pakistan-India Relations and Acceleration of Freedom Movement in Occupied Kashmir’, he said that India had resorted to aggression after the Pulwama incident.
“The sword of FATF is dangling over us. We could face the worst economic conditions after being blacklisted,” he said.
The minister said that Kashmiris had staged a protest demonstration in London in February 5, which not happened before. “India is bigger than Pakistan and has more budget than us. Pakistani diplomats are doing excellent despite the limited budget,” he maintained.
He said that the government would implement the National Action Plan in letter and spirit. “The former government had no ability to implement the National Action Plan,” he said.
FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj had cancelled a meeting with him. “In the Indian elections, candidates get votes in the name of Pakistan,” he maintained.
He has regretted that the world community is keeping mum over the growing plight of the Kashmiri people.
The minister paid tribute to the people of Occupied Kashmir who are continuing their freedom struggle despite the raging Indian violence and atrocities.