Pakistan Says Kashmir Dispute Root Cause of Distrust



Abdul Basit
Abdul Basit

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit Thursday said that it is the J&K dispute that is the root cause of mutual distrust between India and Pakistan and other bilateral issues. Addressing a press conference Basit said that the peace process between India and Pakistan is “suspended”.

He also supported Chinese viewpoint to block India’s plea to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. “I subscribe to Chinese viewpoint,” said Basit.

Reacting to India’s response over the arrest of “RAW agent” Kulbhushan Yadav, Basit said, “ The recent arrest of Kulbhushan Yadav in Pakistan irrefutably corroborates what Pakistan has been saying all along.  We all are aware of those who seek to create unrest in Pakistan and destabilise the country. They are bound to fail as the people of Pakistan are united to effectively counter anti-Pakistan subversive activities.”

He said, “What we need is to engage uninterruptedly, comprehensively, and meaningfully through dialogues. Therefore, the fair and just resolution, as per aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir, is imperative.”


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