Pakistan’s Former Envoy To India Calls For Practical Steps In Kashmir


Pakistan’s former ambassador to India Abdul Basit has said India under no circumstances will sit on the negotiations table for the Kashmir dispute at present therefore rather than begging for deliberations, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government must take practical steps, The Express Tribune reported.

According to report published in The Express Tribune, Basit expressed these thoughts while addressing a seminar held in Islamabad on Tuesday.

“Pakistan is not doing justice with freedom movement in the Jammu and Kashmir,” The Express Tribune quoted Basit said, adding the government has a great responsibility of taking practical measures for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

“Kashmiris have rendered innumerable sacrifices for freedom but it is unfortunate that some federal ministers are making statements on improving relations with India and showing their desire for deliberations,” lamented the former ambassador.

The report quoted Basit further said although he supports promotion of cultural ties but India is still working on its typical strategy and attack on the Chinese consulate is a part of the same conspiracy.

“While the global comity of nations is mute over Kashmir issue, we need to take up the voice of the Kashmiris to the world so it feels its conscience,” the report quoted Basit as saying.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader Farhatullah Babar in his address recommended the government to call up a UN convention on the longstanding dispute so the usage of pellet guns in Kashmir is stopped.

“The PPP leader also said his party has been the biggest advocate for freedom of Kashmir and it will keep supporting Kashmiris in their cause,” reported The Express Tribune.


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