Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir unleashes an “accidental war”.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva on Wednesday, Qureshi said that he believes that both Pakistan and India understand the consequences of a conflict. But he said that “accidental war” cannot be ruled out. “… if the situation persists … then anything is possible,” he said
He said the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bachelet was “eager to tour the region”.
Qureshi, who called for an international investigation into the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, told reporters that he had spoken with Bachelet and invited him to visit both Indian and Pakistani parts of the region.
He said, “He should go to both places and report with as much impartiality as the world knows what is right … what the situation is.”
He ruled out the possibility of bilateral talks to resolve tensions. “In this environment and New Delhi today, I don’t see any place for bilateral engagement,” he said.
He said that a multilateral forum or third party mediator would be needed. “If America plays a role that could be important because they have considerable influence in the region.”
India on Tuesday slammed Qureshi at the UN human rights body in Geneva, insisting that his statement was “a statement coined from the center of global terrorism”.
In Islamabad, the spokesman of the Pakistani Foreign Office, Mohammad Faisal, said that Saudi and UAE foreign ministers had reaffirmed their solidarity with Pakistan and their support for Kashmir.
He dismissed reports that claimed that the two foreign ministers, on their recent visit to Pakistan, had told the government that Kashmir was “not an issue related to the Muslim Uma” and insisted that the two officials ” Expressed solidarity with Pakistan and supported for Kashmir. “.
Faisal termed media reports as “speculation” regarding alleged statements by UAE and Saudi Arabian ministers.
The UAE and Saudi ministers visited Pakistan last week and held meetings with Qureshi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Faisal said that the tension in Kashmir was one of the major issues discussed in all the meetings after New Delhi’s decision to revoke the special status of the region.
The spokesman welcomed the UN High Commissioner’s statement of human rights and urged New Delhi to reduce the current lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said Pakistan appreciated China’s statement about opposing unilateral action in Jammu and Kashmir, Turkey’s willingness to resolve the issue and Malaysia’s concern.
Source: Hindustan Times