Edited By: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 08:00 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif clarified his stance on initiating talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus on vital points like Kashmir and stated talks shall be potential solely after reversal of abrogation of Article 370.
India abrogated Article 370 on August 5, 2019 ending the particular standing that Jammu and Kashmir loved for a number of a long time. Pakistan has decried the transfer since.
Union minister G Kishen Reddy in 2021 stated that the transfer was made to absolutely combine the peoples of Jammu and Kashmir into the mainstream of the nation.
However, Shehbaz Sharif’s workplace on Tuesday clarified its stance on the ‘unconditional offer’ for peace talks and stated: “Without India’s revocation of this step, negotiations are not possible.”
Sharif, in a current interview with UAE-based Al-Arabiya stated: “My message to the Indian leadership and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that let us sit down on the table and have serious and sincere talks to resolve our burning issues like Kashmir.”
The Pakistan Prime Minister stated since India and Pakistan are neighbours there isn’t any selection however to work with one another to resolve longstanding points.
“It is up to us to live peacefully and make progress or quarrel with each other, and waste time and resources. We have had three wars with India and it only brought more misery, poverty and unemployment to the people. We have learned our lesson and we want to live in peace, provided we are able to resolve our genuine problems,” Sharif advised Al-Arabiya.
He additionally floated the concept that the UAE might play an vital function in bringing each nations collectively to the desk. Sharif stated that the talks can be held with ‘sincerity of purpose.’
Sharif stated that his message to his counterpart was that his celebration doesn’t need to spend funds on ammunition and bombs however desires to alleviate poverty and finish unemployment.
Sharif’s message could have angered India hawks and hardliners in Pakistan however it’s important to observe that the remarks come at a time when Pakistan is going through each political and economical uncertainty and likewise seeing an increase in terrorist actions.
Pakistan nearly defaulted in its debt and required help from the UAE and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) so as to proceed its import of important objects, an vitality crunch has additionally paralyzed the nation, Sharif’s fundamental contender former prime minister Imran Khan is respiratory down his neck demanding snap polls and the areas bordering Afghanistan have develop into a hotbed for terror due to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
(with inputs from the Dawn)
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