Pakistan’s former envoy to India calls for practical steps in Kashmir

Pakistan’s former envoy to India calls for practical steps in Kashmir
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Islamabad, Dec 5: 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, reports said.
According to report, Basit expressed these thoughts while addressing a seminar held in Islamabad.
“Pakistan is not doing justice with freedom movement in the Jammu and Kashmir,” the report 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.