Pakistan launches yet another international diplomtic maneuver over Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan launches yet another international diplomtic maneuver over Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan is in contact with the influential ‘Permanent Five’ countries seeking support on Kashmir in the United Nations Security Council.
Islamabad has already sought a special UNSC session to discuss Kashmir after India merged the disputed territory into its union.
This follows Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s public admission that it will be a tough task to get the support of UNSC and the Muslim world against India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status.
Qureshi asked his countrymen not to live in a “fool’s paradise” adding Pakistanis needed to “wage a new struggle” to get the support of the UNSC members.
“You (people) should not live in fool’s paradise. Nobody will be standing there (in the UNSC) with garlands in hands. Nobody will be there waiting for you,” he said at a recent media interaction.
After revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Kashmir, India has categorically told the international community that the move is an internal matter and has asked Pakistan to “accept the reality.”
Without naming any Muslim-majority country, FM Qureshi said, “The guardians of Ummah (Islamic nation)” might also not back Pakistan on the Kashmir issue due to their economic interest.
He said since these countries, along with many others, had invested in India, it will not be easy for them to oppose India’s stand to safeguard their economic interests.