Pakistan won’t accept India’s involvement in tripartite Afghan process: PM

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Islamabad : Prime Minister Imran Khan chairing a meeting to review progress on Health Cards.— NNI, July 28, 2021

ISLAMAABD :Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Kashmir is a disputed territory unless Kashmiris exercise the right to self-determination imposed by the United Nations and it is not possible for Pakistan to accept talks with India and its involvement in the tripartite Afghan peace process. A delegation of Pak-Afghan Youth Forum called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. Top officials, journalists, editors, filmmakers, businessmen, industrialists and defense analysts from Afghanistan participated in the meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to brief the members of the Pak-Afghan Forum on Pakistan-Afghan relations, the steps taken by Pakistan for lasting peace in Afghanistan and the government s position on the members  questions regarding the overall situation in the region. During the meeting, the prime minister answered the questions of the members. To a question regarding Pakistan-India partnership for Afghan peace process, PM Imran Khan said that India had unilaterally changed the status of Kashmir on August 5, 2019 in violation of UN resolutions, adding that not only this, it started a new chapter of oppression and barbarism on Kashmiris. He said that Pakistan has been raising voice for the protection of the rights of Kashmiris since 1948. Imran Khan said that it is not possible for China and Pakistan to accept India s involvement in the tripartite Afghan peace process until New Delhi withdraws its August 5 move, restores Kashmir s special status, Kashmir is a disputed territory unless Kashmiris exercise the right to self-determination imposed by the United Nations. The premier went on to say that he recently visited Afghanistan and he has good relations with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani but in recent statements, Afghan leadership blamed Pakistan for crisis in Afghanistan which is regrettable as Pakistan worked hard to persuade the Taliban to negotiate first with the United States and then with the Afghan government.

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