India’s Minister of State for External Afairs MJ Akbar on Saturday said Pakistan should not internationalise the Kashmir issue.
In a comment to ANI, Akbar said, “As far as the Kashmir issue is concerned, Pakistan must not internationalise it; it is a bilateral issue.”
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to appoint 22 special envoys to highlight Kashmir issue at various world capitals was slammed by the Indian government on Saturday. “We will remind the United Nations its long-held promise of self-determination to the Kashmiri people,” Nawaz said.
According to Radio Pakistan, “The Prime Minister urged the special envoys to ensure their efforts for highlighting the Kashmir cause across the world so that it can shake the collective conscience of the international community during his address at the UN General Assembly this September.”
PM Nawaz said the Kashmir problem is the most persistent failure of the UN and that the world body must establish its relevance. “We will also make it clear to India that it was India that approached the UN several decades back on Kashmir dispute but now it is not fulfilling its promise,” he added.
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Pakistan’s move comes against the backdrop of escalating tensions and war of words between the nuclear armed neighbours in the aftermath of the unrest in the Kashmir Valley after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in July.
Courtesy : Express Tribune