Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has said that newly-elected Imran Khan government in Islamabad is preparing a proposal which aims at resolving the Kashmir issue.
” The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will prepare a proposal on resolving the Kashmir conflict within one week and present it in the cabinet. They will also discuss the issue with other stakeholders,” Mazari said in an interview to Pakistan-based journalist Nasim Zehra.
“The proposal is almost ready and we hope that it is considered soon,” she added.
In his first speech after winning the general elections, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that he wanted to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Mentioning Kashmir as the core issue of dispute between the two nations, he added that it was about time that the two countries sat across the table and discussed the issues of concern.
We should sit across and resolve the issues instead of we blaming India for problems in Balochistan and they blame us for problems in Kashmir. I can say that if you (India) will take one step forward, we will take two steps forward. The relationship between the two countries has been one-sided so far and Pakistan has been blamed for all sorts of terrorism in the world. We want friendship with India and want to resolve all issues through dialogue,” Khan elucidated.
Earlier this month, a row erupted after reports claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Imran Khan indicating the beginning of talks between the two countries.
Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi had asserted that both the countries need to engage and said India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them. However, India had denied Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi’s claims.