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September 22, 2019
 
No desire to meet Indian counterpart: Pakistan foreign minister

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that he had no desire to meet with his Indian counterpart during his visit to the United States.

Qureshi along with other officials is accompanying Prime Minister Imran Khan to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

During the visit, he will interact with his counterparts from various countries and address important ministerial meetings, especially the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir.

Speaking to SAMAA TV in New York, Qureshi said Prime Minister Imran Khan would also not meet Indian Premier Narendra Modi, even if President Trump wished so.

He warned that if the world powers did not pay immediate attention to resolution of the Kashmir dispute, then it could have devastating consequences.

“India can make any wicked move in order to divert attention from its atrocities,” the foreign minister said. “There was and there still is a threat of a false flag operation [in Kashmir].”

The Pakistan premier has been leading his side to the 74th UNGA session, where he is expected to highlight the humanitarian crisis in India-occupied Kashmir, originating from New Delhi’s August 5 unilateral and illegal actions. Khan will address the session on Friday.

New Delhi controversially revoked on August 5 the autonomous status of the part of Jammu and Kashmir it controls. Hours before its move, it curtailed movement and shut down phones and the internet, bringing hundreds of thousands of troops in the occupied Himalayan territory.

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have since been locked into a war of words, with tensions heightening at the border. Split between India and Pakistan since 1947, Kashmir has been the spark for two major wars and countless clashes between the two arch-rivals.

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    DP   September 23, 2019 5:54 am/ Reply

    the need of the hour is fewer politics and more actions on the ground building of a stronger economy, quality education, job creation, health and medical services, infrastructure and not wars. Nothing has changed in Kashmir for the 70years and any change to the present situation is ruled out no matter how far you travel or raise it. Pak should learn to accept the lost battle and concentrate on wars that are facing within itself on various issues of fixing the economy and homegrown other fractions, we should learn to forget about increasing the landmass and work on developing what we got. We are spending millions of dollars on nuclear and where are we going to use it? Instead, can we concentrate on other issues, please? We tell the rest of the world Islam is a peaceful religion and based on our acts nobody is believing and will accept that we are peace-loving people.

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    adeel   September 23, 2019 9:12 am/ Reply

    such an incompetent foreign minister, trump welcomed Modi with open arms, hailed and praised him, whereas we do not have anything to raise our issues, we are becoming alone in the world because of this inept government and foreign office. no one is with us, every country is taking side of india on kashmir issue. we pakistani can only waste time on mobile phones whereas indians are making progress in every field, many indian channels are only to educate their nation.

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