Lahore: Stressing upon the need to resolve the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday vowed that after coming into power, the PTI would resolve the Kashmir issue through peaceful dialogue with Kashmir.
In his message on Kashmir solidarity day being observed (Feb 5) on Tuesday (today), Imran Khan said that due to the incapability of the incumbent and previous governments in both India and Pakistan, the Kashmir issue became complex despite the fact that resolving of the Kashmir issue is in the interest of the peoples of Pakistan and India as well as of Kashmiri people living either side of the Line of Control (LoC). He said that only a solution of Kashmir dispute could ensure peace in the region. He urged that the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir should be stopped immediately.
The PTI chief made it clear that the dream of peace in the region could not be materialized until the provision of all the rights to Kashmiri people, adding that the Kashmiris should also be included into Pakistan-India talks as they were as important stakeholders in resolving the dispute as were Pakistan or India.
He said that not the militancy but dialogue was the only solution of the Kashmir dispute but no concrete steps have been taken yet by either side to resolve the issue through peaceful means. “If my party comes to power, Kashmir would be the top agenda of my government,” vowed Imran Khan.
Condemning every type of brutalities against the Kashmiri people in Indian-held Kashmir, PTI chairman said that without the provision of rights to Kashmiri people neither the military resources nor the militancy have any solution.
Imran Khan also asked the governments of both sides to demilitarize the South Asia region and turn the bilateral talks into trilateral dialogue as, according to him, will of Kashmiri people should be the top most priority while making any efforts towards resolution of the issue. He said besides a great injustice with Kashmiri people, the issue also threatened regional peace and prosperity.