ISLAMABAD – Pledging to present the “Kashmir case” at the UN General Assembly “like no one ever did before”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir”s special status.
He made the statement at a presser on Wednesday after inaugurating the Integrated Transit Trade Management System at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Dawn news reported.
The Prime Minister said that “unless they (New Delhi government) lift curfew in Kashmir and rescind the revocation of Article 370, there is no chance of negotiations (with India)”.
He also warned against Pakistanis wanting to go and fight in Kashmir.
“Anyone from Pakistan wanting to fight in Kashmir or go for jihad in Kashmir would do the greatest injustice to the Kashmiris. Such an act would be an act of animosity towards the Kashmiris,” Khan added.
The Prime Minister”s remarks come a day ahead of his trip to Saudi Arabia on Thursday before departing to the US to attend the 74th General Assembly session.
Imran, Bajwa discuss Kashmir situation
Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia.
“Latest developments in the regional environment, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Prime Minister”s forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and the US to attend UN General Assembly session were discussed during the meeting (on Wednesday),” Dawn news quoted a press release issued by Khan”s Office as saying.
During his visit to the US, the Prime Minister will also meet President Donald Trump.
Khan will address the UN General Assembly on September 25 followed by the address of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi the same day.
Also on Wednesday, Khan called his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven and discussed the Kashmir issue. (Agencies)