Kashmir has always been a conflict area between India and Pakistan since 1947 when both these countries got freedom from the British rule.
By Rakesh Raman
Ms. Tehmina Janjua, Foreign Secretary briefed the new Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Pakistan’s foreign relations at the PM office, on Friday.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Foreign Affairs was also present. The briefing covered in detail, issues of importance in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy.
Abbasi became the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 1, when Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified former PM Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case against his family members. Sharif had resigned from his post on July 28.
Abbasi reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) for their right of self-determination.
He directed continued projection of grave human rights violations in IoK by the Indian occupation forces.
Pakistan is leaving no stone unturned to internationalize the burning Kashmir issue as local Kashmiris are facing the wrath of Indian security forces which are hell-bent to crush all voices that demand freedom from India.
Kashmir has been facing a series of violent incidents since the killing of a 22-year-old rebel leader Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces last year on July 8 in an encounter which many believe was avoidable.
More than 100 people died and thousands injured in the conflicts between the supporters of Burhan Wani and the Indian security forces in Kashmir, which is a disputed territory between India, Pakistan, and China.
Kashmir has always been a conflict area between India and Pakistan since 1947 when both these countries got freedom from the British rule. In order to stake their claims over Kashmir, India and Pakistan have fought two bloody wars in 1965 and 1971, besides incessant skirmishes between the rival armies.
Prime Minister Abbasi also stressed the importance of economic diplomacy to ensure that Pakistan’s true economic potential is harnessed in win-win partnerships with other countries.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist. He had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.
Photo courtesy: Pakistan PM Office