FM Qureshi calls for third-party mediation on Kashmir

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for a third party mediation on Kashmir, saying it is the only option to resolve the longstanding dispute.

In an interview with Swiss TV, FM Qureshi said Swiss officials have included Kashmir issue in the agenda of their expected meeting with Indian leaders, which is a welcoming development.

“India will have to act upon the UN resolutions and international laws,” he said.

The FM urged New Delhi to immediately lift curfew and give right to live to the people of Occupied Kashmir.

“Children are unable to go to their schools and patients are deprived of medical facilities there,” he said.

Qureshi said facts about the real situation in the held valley are not coming out due to communications blackout there.

He appreciated the role of international media and international human rights organizations in highlighting the Kashmir issue.

Regarding Afghanistan, he said Pakistan played a proactive role to bring Taliban to dialogue table for maintaining peace and stability in the region.

He said Islamabad believes that military option is no solution to the Afghan issue.