‘Bilateral talks on Kashmir not possible, third party reconciliation only option’: Pak Foreign Minister
Islamabad | Jagran News Desk: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that the only way to resolve issues between India and Pakistan was via a third party reconciliation.
“Bilateral talks between India and Pakistan not possible. Third party reconciliation is the only option between the two countries,” said Qureshi on Wednesday.
This comes after UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres asked both India and Pakistan to deal with the Kashmir issue with dialogue.
“Antonio Guterres was very concerned about any potential escalation between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir situation,” said UN chief's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
Earlier, Qureshi had said the UNHRC must not remain "indifferent" to the situation in Kashmir after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status, saying it is the repository of the world's conscience on human rights.
He levelled allegations and made unsubstantiated claims that Jammu and Kashmir 'had been converted into prison with people being denied access to basic amenities'.
He said the UNHRC must not remain indifferent to the situation in Kashmir after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
"Today, I have knocked on the doors of the Human Rights Council, the repository of the world's conscience on human rights, to seek justice and respect for the people of Kashmir," he said.
"We must not allow this august body to be embarrassed on the world stage. As a founding member of this Council, Pakistan feels morally and ethically bound to prevent this from occurring," he said, adding that in order to do so the body should not remain indifferent to the situation that was unfolding.
"We must act decisively and with conviction," he said.
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