Pakistan wants permanent solution to Kashmir issue through dialogue: FM
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan wants permanent solution of Kashmir issue through dialogue with India.
Addressing a seminar on foreign policy organized by PILDAT in Islamabad on Tuesday, the minister clarified that Pakistan will not stay quiet on the dangerous situation prevailing in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). He said that Pakistan supports harmony and stability in the region, adding, “We want peaceful and good relations with our neighboring countries.”
He said resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people is part of our foreign policy. He said resolution of this festering issue is imperative for regional peace and stability.
Pakistan to sensitize world about Indian atrocities
FM Qureshi categorically stated that Pakistan would continue to sensitize the world about unspeakable sufferings of the people in IoK and the Indian atrocities there.
“The greater challenge for us today is how to stand up to Hindutava ideology and add greater momentum to our moral, political and diplomatic support for the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination while preserving peace,” the minister highlighted.
Pakistan suspended bilateral trade with India
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan has undertaken a diplomatic surge in the wake India’s unilateral actions and security lockdown in IoK. He said Pakistan has acted with responsibility but with firm resolve that their actions are unacceptable.
“We downgraded diplomatic relations and suspended bilateral trade with India. Rail and bus services have also been stopped,” he explained. “We are reviewing other existing bilateral arrangements with India but solution of Kashmir issue only in peaceful talk,” he added.
Indian dangerous actions may engulf entire region
Expressing serious concerns over the latest situation in IoK, FM Qureshi said the Indian brutality is cascading into a humanitarian disaster. He said the Indian actions have created a highly dangerous environment that could erupt any moment and engulf the entire region.
Pakistan ready to respond to any Indian aggression
The foreign minister said the international community including saner elements within India is speaking against Modi’s illegal steps in IoK. He warned that India may resort to a false flag operation or a misadventure across the line of control to divert world attention from its atrocities in IoK.
The minister also clarified that Pakistan is ready to respond to any Indian aggression.
FM hopes breakthrough between US, Taliban
Turning to Afghanistan, FM Qureshi said there is hope of breakthrough in parleys between Afghan Taliban and the US. He said the world is convinced of the wisdom of the prime minister’s conviction that there is no military solution to Afghanistan and that dialogue and reconciliation efforts are the only way forward.
He said Pakistan will continue to facilitate the Afghan peace process as part of shared responsibility.
Pakistan-China relation anchor for regional stability
About Pakistan-China relations, the minister said their relationship is an anchor for regional stability. He said the CPEC holds the prospects of transforming Pakistan and the entire region. He said our task is to promote inherent merits of the corridor and the benefits it will accrue.