Islamabad. Pakistani authorities has issued a clarification on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s viral interview with Al Arabiya channel during which he expressed his honest want to talk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on all urgent issues together with Kashmir . The Prime Minister’s Office (Pak PMO) issued a press release during which it mentioned that talks with India can solely happen after the nation reverses its “unlawful action of August 5, 2019”, referring to the repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution, which was revoked the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on August 5 2019.
In ref. At Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s interview in Al Arabiya, the spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office mentioned that the Prime Minister had all the time maintained that Pakistan and India ought to resolve their bilateral issues, particularly the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir, by means of dialogue and peaceable means. 1/3 — Prime Minister’s Office (@PakPMO) January 17, 2023:
“Without India revoking this milestone, negotiations are not possible,” Pakistan’s PMO mentioned in a collection of tweets.
However, the Prime Minister has repeatedly said that the talks can solely happen after India reverses its unlawful motion of August 5, 2019. Without India’s revocation of this step, the negotiations will not be attainable. 2/3 — Prime Minister’s Office (@PakPMO) January 17, 2023:
The Prime Minister’s Office additional said that “the settlement of the Kashmir dispute must be in accordance with UN resolutions and the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
The settlement of the Kashmir dispute should be in accordance with United Nations resolutions and the aspirations of the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir.
The spokesperson mentioned the Prime Minister made this place clear in his interview with Al Arabiya News throughout his latest go to to the United Arab Emirates. 3/3 — Prime Minister’s Office (@PakPMO) January 17, 2023:
The PMO’s “clarification” got here hours after Sharif mentioned within the interview that “Pakistan has learned a lesson and wants to live in peace with India.” During the interview, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif additionally mentioned that the 2 neighbors mustn’t waste their sources on bombs and ammunition.
Prime Minister Sharif made the feedback throughout an interview with Dubai-based Al Arabiya information channel on Monday.
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“We have three wars with India and it has only brought more misery, poverty and unemployment to the people,” Sharif mentioned. “My message to Indian leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to sit around the table and have serious and sincere discussions to resolve our burning issues like Kashmir,” he mentioned, including that Pakistan and India are neighbors and should “live with each other.”
“We have learned our lesson and we want to live in peace provided we are able to solve our real problems. We want to reduce poverty, achieve prosperity and provide education and health facilities and jobs for our people and not wasting our resources on bombs and ammunition is the message I want to give to Prime Minister Modi,” Sharif mentioned.
It can be recalled that the ties between the 2 nations collapsed after India repealed Article 370 of the Constitution, revoked the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories on August 5, 2019.
India’s resolution drew a robust response from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic relations and expelled the Indian envoy.
Trade relations between Pakistan and India have been primarily frozen since then.
Meanwhile, India has all the time maintained that “talks and terror” can not go collectively. New Delhi in November final yr additionally blasted Islamabad for elevating the Kashmir issue throughout a United Nations debate, calling it “desperate attempts to peddle lies”.