MUZAFFARABAD: After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech on Kashmir in UN ruffled feathers in India, the premier blamed the neighbour for having an inflexible approach towards the longstanding issue, Express News reported on Thursday.
Speaking at a meeting of Azad and Jammu Kashmir Council in Muzaffarabad, the prime minister said that he will consult Hurriyat leaders prior to entering negotiations with India.
Calling for a peaceful resolution of the dispute, PM Nawaz reiterated that all issues should be resolved through negotiations and without the use of force.
“During recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, many have been hurt and have suffered; we do not need to use power.” PM Nawaz stressed.
Vowing to continue efforts for the Kashmir cause, the prime minister urged the international community to help Pakistan in its attempts to enter talks with India.
“Pakistan has always kept Kashmir issue at the forefront in all world peace forums,” Nawaz added.
Shunning Indian accusations related to Pakistan harbouring militants in the country, the premier said it was a lie that Pakistan was providing sanctuaries to anti-India elements,
“India has a propoganda against us that we are harbouring terrorists in order to cover up their wrong doings in Kashmir,” he said, adding that Pakistan itself was a victim of terrorism and was doing everything to eliminate it.