Pakistan is trying for peace with all its neighbours, including India however sustainable peace and stability in South Asia stay contingent on a simply and lasting answer to the Kashmir dispute, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned right here on Friday.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Shehbaz claimed that India’s “illegal and unilateral” actions on August 5, 2019 to alter the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir additional undermined the prospects of peace and infected regional tensions.
“Pakistan needs a stable external environment. We look for peace with all our neighbours, including India. Sustainable peace and stability in South Asia, however, remains contingent upon a just and lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” he mentioned.
#WATCH , Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir concern at #UNGA, , “…We look for peace with all our neighbours, incl India. Sustainable peace & stability in South Asia however remains contingent upon a just & lasting solution of Jammu & Kashmir dispute…”
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“I feel it is excessive time that India understood this message loud and clear that each international locations are armed to the enamel. War will not be an possibility. It will not be an possibility. Only peaceable dialogue can resolve these points in order that the world turns into extra peaceable in time to return,” he mentioned.
India has repeatedly informed Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” stay an integral a part of the nation. India has mentioned it needs regular neighboring relations with Pakistan in an surroundings freed from terror, hostility and violence.
The ties between India and Pakistan nosedived after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution.
India’s choice evoked sturdy reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties and the Indian envoy.
Shehbaz mentioned that New Delhi has ramped up its navy deployments in Jammu and Kashmir, thus making it the “most militarised zone in the world,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the Pakistani individuals have all the time stood by Kashmiris in full solidarity and can proceed to take action.
“I assured the World Forum that we in Pakistan remain consistent in our commitment to peace in South Asia. India must take reasonable steps to create an enabling environment for constructive engagement,” he mentioned.
“We are neighbors and we’re there without end. The alternative is ours. Whether we dwell in peace or carry on preventing with one another. We have had three wars from 1947 onwards. And as a consequence, solely distress, poverty and unemployment have elevated on each side.
Shehbaz mentioned each India and Pakistan mustn’t waste their assets in shopping for extra ammunition and making an attempt to advertise rigidity.
“It’s now up to us to resolve our differences, our problems or issues like peaceful neighbors through peaceful negotiations and discussions and save our scarce resources for promoting education and health and employment to millions of people,” he mentioned.