Kashmir is no integral part of India, says PML-N
23 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday rejected the "out of box" solution on Kashmir dispute by declaring the UNO resolutions the only "way out" to settle the long standing conflict between Pakistan and India.
PML-N Chairman Raja Zafarul Haq addressing a press conference categorically stated that implementation of previous UNO resolution would resolve issue and no fresh petition in the world body was required to pressurise India.
He took exception to the statement of Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khursheed who rejected the international mediation on Kashmir dispute by describing the Occupied Kahsmir "integral part" of India.
"Kashmir is no integral part of India. But an internal dispute as per the resolutions of UNO", he stated and rejected the conduct of India to make its integral part through its constitution.
Raja recalled that it was India that took the issue to UNO and also agreed with the 23 resolutions passed unanimously in Security Council. "These resolutions are still relevant and overrule all the arrangements India made to keep Kashmir as its part", he said. He also touched upon the Shimla Accord and Lahore declaration between India and Pakistan and pointed out that both the documents also carried the supremacy of UNO resolutions.
Reply to query about India-Pakistan relations, Raja called Kashmir as the central issue in bilateral ties and said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also spoke at the UNO General Assembly about it that infuriated the Indians.
When asked about the "out of box" solution on Kashmir after international community failed to pressurise the India for implementation of UN resolutions, Raja said such proposals were aimed at deviating the world body's resolutions that gave the Kashmiris right of self determination.
He opposed the assertion of India government for taking up the issue bilaterally and said that we didn't accept it as Kashmir is an international issue.