Pak PM asks international community to help resolve Kashmir issue
Pakistan has alleged India for its “expansionist designs” for creating hurdles in resolving regional conflicts causing enormous sufferings to the people in the region. Islamabad has also reiterated about its “invariable efforts” to initiate meaningful dialogue with New Delhi.
According to Associated Press of Pakistan(APP), Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a message released on the 70th Independence Day on Monday, said that the people of South Asia have suffered enormously in the last fifty years due to the festering conflicts. Until and unless those conflicts were resolved amicably the people of the region could not achieve prosperity and progress.
He said. “The (Pakistan) government invariably made efforts to initiate the process of meaningful dialogue and adoption of peaceful means to resolve the issues, but unfortunately the ‘expansionist designs of India’ remained main hurdle in this regard.”
He also raised Kashmir issue asking international community to play its role saying, “It was incumbent upon the international community to play its role in the resolution of the regional conflicts, particularly the Kashmir dispute in conformity with the UN Resolutions on the subject with a view to ensuring durable peace in the region.”
He also claimed that Pakistan government has been combating terrorism. He said that Pakistan has rendered “unparallel sacrifices” in fighting against the menace as well as for the world peace. He appealed to the international community “not only to acknowledge those sacrifices by rising above their interests in the region, but also to fully support Pakistan in taking the fight against terrorism to its logical
Analysts believe that whenever Pakistan asks international community to extend help in fight against terrorism, Islamabad desires more funds from world powers.
Last month US government had withheld $350 million in military aid to Pakistan because Islamabad was not doing enough to tackle terrorism. Pentagon spokesman had said that the US would withhold a final tranche of funds that would have been paid to Islamabad as part of an arrangement between the two countries.
India has not yet officially responded to Pakistan’s allegations.