Bilateralism fails to resolve Kashmir issue: Masood Khan

November 4, 2016


islamabad—President Azad Jammun and Kashmir SardarMasood Khan, Thursday, ruled out option of bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India for the resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying, the bilateralism had not and would not produce due results in this regard.

Addressing a news conference here to brief media about his engagements and meetings with dignitaries of other countries to highlight Kashmir issue during his foreign visit, President AJK said that he had held fruitful interactions with the British, Norwegian members of parliament and others. “At least world has started realizing the sensitivity of the Kashmir issue for the world peace” he said that adding that British MPs had also pledged to highlight the Kashmir issue.

He said that Norway being champion of peace and human rights, could play due role in convincing India to place a check on grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. “It is tragic that the international community is ignoring the grave violations of the human rights in IoK” he said adding that the United Nations and other international bodies should play due role in the resolution of Kashmir issue.

To a question about resolution of Kashmir issue through bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India, he said that option of bilateral talks had failed in producing due results because India used to place a huge agenda for bilateral dialogue and push the Kashmir issue in background.

“Moreover, due course of dialogue Indian side often become annoyed on petty issues and much of the time went waste in convincing them back to negotiation table” Masood Khan said adding therefore, option of bilateral talks had not and would not produce due results; therefore, Kashmir issue should be resolved through international involvement.

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