Pakistan’s weak stance of Kashmir issue benefits India: Mazari



Sheraz Rathrore


Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari at a seminar on Tuesday said that India benefits from Pakistan’s weak diplomacy on Kashmir.

She said this while addressing a seminar titled “Remember the Invasion of Kashmir: How Youth Can Help End War” organised by YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum for Kashmir) on Tuesday.

She said that India’s refusal to let the international investigative teams and media visit the Indian-occupied Kashmir is raising concerns regarding human rights violations worldwide.

Talking about UN Kashmir Report 2018, she said that the report is good however, the UN should have done this before.

Before releasing the report, UN asked Pakistan to let their team visit Azad Jammu and Kashmir but Pakistan denied entrance saying ‘we will allow only if India allows UN’. Pakistan should not adopt the policy of India regarding Kashmir; it was a big mistake not to allow UN team.

She presented her five-points suggestions towards the conflict resolution of Kashmir; she said that, we should also demand the international investigation in Kashmir as the UN report does.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Faisal said that, Pakistan  want good relations with India as Prime Minister Imran Khan insured that if India will come forward one step, Pakistan  will come two steps forward.

PM Imran Khan in this regard has written a letter to PM Modi to talk about bilateral relations, peace, and the conflict resolution of Jammu and Kashmir. He said in the letter ‘we are opening Kartarpura Corridor tomorrow that will allow Indian Sikhs to visit their holy relics in Pakistan without a Visa.

India-Pakistan relations are not that simple, we have wars in the past but the diplomacy in 21st century has changed, diplomacy is now a name of public perception’.

The letter further says that the Foreign Office is working on Kashmir inside and outside Pakistan through conferences, demonstrations, photo exhibitions, publications and social media. Pakistan will always welcome Indian media to come to Pakistan like on the time of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother’s visit to Pakistan.

Executive Director of the YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) Ahmed Quraishi said that there are three milestones in Kashmir conflict; the UNSC resolutions, Burhan Wani’s martyrdom and UN Kashmir Report 2018.

This year, in addition to the demand for a referendum in Kashmir, the UN demanded an international investigation into human rights violations as well.