Verdict on future of Kashmir only by valley people says Sartaj Aziz


Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday hit back at Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over her recent remark on Kashmir, saying verdict on the future of valley can only be given by the people pf Kashmir not by the External Affairs Minister of India.

“Such a verdict on the future of Kashmir can only be given by the people of Kashmir and not by the External Affairs Minister of India. This right has been promised to the people of Kashmir by the UN Security Council. It is high time that India allowed the people of Jammu and Kashmir to exercise this right through a free and fair UN supervised plebiscite,” said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, in a statement.

“Once the majority of the people of Kashmir have voted for joining either Pakistan or India the whole world will accept this verdict of the Kashmiri people,” he added.

Swaraj had yesterday slammed Pakistan’s unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism in Kashmir and said the neighbouring nation’s delusional dream that ‘Kashmir will one day become Pakistan’ would never be realised.

“The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth a haven for terrorists,” she had said.


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