‘Indo-Pak Dialogue Fruitless Without Kashmir’



Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir, on a motion regarding Kashmir policy, in the Pakistan assembly remarked that both the nuclear powers – India and Pakistan – need to resolve the issue through reconciliation.

“Dialogue between India and Pakistan could not be fruitful unless Kashmir issue was included in it,” said the minister adding that the Prime Minister has thrice raised this matter on international forum.

“PM Nawaz Sharif has raised voice on this matter in UN general assembly…There is no compromise on this matter,” he said, stressing the need for early resolution of the issue to lead the region towards better and peaceful future.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said the peace in the region is difficult without resolving the issue of Kashmir.

“Kashmir issue needs to be resolved with reconciliation…it is a top priority matter of Pakistan,” he said, adding that Special Kashmir Committee led by JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman is also working on Kashmir cause. “We are vigilant to resolve this matter,” he added.

Taking part in discussion, PkMAP chief Mehmood Achakzai said it is a most sensitive matter of foreign policy. “Kashmir belongs to people of Kashmir,” he said.


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