Published On: Mon, Aug 15th, 2016

PM says Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the UN


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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of the United Nations as well as partition of the sub-continent.

He was talking to PML-N’s Presidential candidate for Azad and Jammu Kashmir Masood Khan who called on him at the PM House today.

The Prime Minister appreciated the role of Mr. Masood Khan in highlighting the Kashmir cause during his various diplomatic assignments particularly during his tenure as Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN.

Mr. Sharif said “Pakistan remains committed to peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue through negotiations and dialogue.”

The Prime Minister reiterated his condemnation of the Indian state oppression on the innocent and defenceless people of IOK.

He said that the struggle of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) for their right to self determination had been reinforced by every passing generation with new zeal and spirit.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue to support the just cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmir at every forum politically, diplomatically and ethically.

India’s ex-minister blasts Modi for raising Balochistan issue


NEW DELHI: India’s former external minister Salman Khurshid launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for raising the issue of Balochistan in his Independence Day address.

He said the problem with Modi was that he “talks too much and does very little. “In modern times, we have to act with brains”.

Khurshid said the address of Modi was not like a Prime Minister addressing the nation on a national day but as a politician during an election campaign.

Suggesting that Modi should learn from former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on foreign policy, Khurshid said, “Balochistan is a different kettle altogether. We have no business (there).”

“I do not know who advised the Prime Minister for raising Balochistan… It will dilute our claim on Pakistan’s Kashmir. It will give additional handle…to interfere in our internal affairs,” the Hindustan Times quoted the former minister as saying.

Disapproving the “wild pronouncements about Balochistan”, he said the government should ensure that its borders are secured and people are safe.

Courtesy: ARY & SAMAA


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