Pak PM Imran Khan optimistic of resolving Kashmir Issue with India: Report

During his two-day visit to Sri Lanka, Pak PM Imran Khan has reportedly told the Sri Lankan government that he wants to resolve Kashmir Issue with India. Earlier, Imran Khan was also denied the opportunity to speak in Sri Lankan Parliament on Kashmir Issue.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Feb 24, 2021 14:46 IST
Pak PM Imran Khan optimistic of resolving Kashmir Issue with India: Report
Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistani PM Imran Khan, on his visit to Sri Lanka, said when he "came to power.." he approached "PM Modi to resolve differences through dialogue" which "didn't succeed" but he said that he is optimistic that eventually, sense will prevail. He also Mentioned "resolutions in Kashmir".

According to sources, On his 3-day visit to Sri Lanka starting from Feb 23, Imran Khan was planning to address the Sri Lankan parliament over the Kashmir issue, however, he was later denied permission by Sri Lankan authorities.  

Imran Khan has been raking up Kashmir Issue at every forum since August 2019, however, he has not been able to garner support from the international community due to Pakistan's own track record of human rights violations within its own territory. 

Recently, Pakistan's COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa also signaled towards solving the issue in a peaceful manner with India. Experts have pointed out that this sudden change in Pakistan's approach is mainly due to FATF's pressure on Pakistan's govt. to curb down terror funding within its territory. 

Due to international pressure & fear of being blacklisted by the Financial  Action Task Force (FATF), Pakistan is forced to scale down its support for militancy in Indian J&K. Moreover, Pakistan is not in a position to take any military action against India because it is going through an economic crisis of its own.

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Tensions between India & Pak have soured to their lowest in recent years as Pakistan is continuously sending terrorists across LOC into Jammu and Kashmir to cause Instability and anarchy, however after a very long time Pak PM has talked about resolving the issue peacefully with India.

In August 2019, following the approval of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill in the Indian Parliament, which revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, further tension was brought between the two countries, with Pakistan downgrading their diplomatic ties, closing its airspace, and suspending bilateral trade with India.

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