Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in an interview with Khaleej Times says Kashmir is not a bilateral; rather an internationally recognized issue on which numerous UN Security Council resolutions are there.
DUBAI: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-April 20th, 2021) Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said dialogue between Pakistan and India would only take place if the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir improves.
In an interview with Khaleej Times, he said Kashmir is not a bilateral; rather an internationally recognized issue on which numerous UN Security Council resolutions were there.
He said if India and Pakistan wanted lasting peace in South Asia, they would have to discuss Kashmir issue to find a resolution according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people, as it cannot be put back burners.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we want to move ahead, but in order to get there, India, which is responsible for vitiating the environment will have to create a conducive and enabling environment, for the dialogue to take place.
Pakistan will appreciate anyone and everyone including UAE to play a positive and constructive role, but the initiative will have to be indigenous.
He said there have been some positive developments, as India wants says it to see a peaceful Afghanistan and region but Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control are suffering from unprovoked firing by India.