ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Brigadier (retired) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said Thursday that Pakistan will not withdraw from its position on Kashmir, ARY News reported.
Addressed to a seminar on “Decoding the Indian mentality and strategic motives of India” at the National Defense University in Islamabad, Ijaz Shah said that regional peace is impossible without achieving a sustainable solution to the Kashmir problem.
“Kashmir is not an internal affair of India, it has been a disputed territory and there have been UN resolutions related to this issue,” he added.
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According to a statement issued by the ministry, the minister said that the repeal of articles 370 and 35A has not only deprived the cashmere of their identity, but has also made the matter controversial on international lines.
He said: “Kashmir is a problem that has affected us over the years and must be addressed at all levels, in all forums, because unless a sustainable solution is achieved, this problem will continue to haunt us.”
Ijaz Shah said: “For years, we have fought and then made peace; but the recent decision taken by the Indian government, on August 5, 2019, which revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by repealing article 370 of the Indian constitution has not only undermined humanity but has also attracted attention again International on the Kashmir dispute. “