Abbasi supports PM’s stance that he will not hold talks with India unless he reverses decision on Kashmir issue

Abbasi supports PM’s stance that he will not hold talks with India unless he reverses decision on Kashmir issue

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Secretary General and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. – File photo

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Secretary General and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on August 5, 2019 refused to negotiate with India until it rejects the decision to end the special status of occupied India. Supported the position of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Jammu and Kashmir

Former Prime Minister, speaking Geo News ‘ “A few days ago, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Article 370 is not our problem,” said Capital Talk.

“But today, the Prime Minister said that we will not negotiate with India until it reverses its decision to repeal Article 370.”

The PML-N leader said, “I support Imran Khan’s stand on Kashmir today.

Prime Minister Imran Khan made this statement during a live Q&E session with the nation.

However, he said that the present officials have made the Kashmir issue controversial, as the government takes a U-turn on their statements every other day.

The Prime Minister had a day earlier, during the meeting, allayed the fears of Pakistani Kashmiris returning to the negotiating table with India.

He said that unless New Delhi rejects its decision to repeal Article 370 on August 5, the government of Pakistan will not hold any talks with it.

PML-N is angry with the government over Article 370 of FM

Just two days ago, the PML-N had sharply criticized the government for calling it a “historic U-turn” on its stand on India’s Article 370 move.

“In my opinion, Article 370 does not apply [the same level of] Significance, “said the Foreign Minister in a private interview a few days ago.[What is of importance is] Article 35-A. In my opinion, Article 35-A is an important part of their constitution. “

The Foreign Minister had then said that India was using Article 35-A to bring about demographic change in Occupied Kashmir.

Asked if India had given any assurances to Pakistan that it wanted to move ahead with the talks, the Foreign Minister replied:

“Look, [Article] 370 is their internal problem. The people of Occupied Kashmir complain [to the Indian government] That you made some promises to us but lost our identity. So, you see, this is their own frustration and this matter is also pending before the Supreme Court and the people [of occupied Kashmir] What is the challenge? “

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s spokesman Muhammad Zubair was not happy with the minister’s remarks.

“Is this a historic U-turn? FM Shah Mehmood says Pakistan has no problem with India’s decision to repeal Article 37 37 37. Shah Mehmood says it is an internal matter of India. It means “Pakistan has agreed to abandon its historic position that Kashmir is a disputed territory,” he tweeted.

The former governor of Sindh explained that by repealing Article 0 37 re, India had made occupied Kashmir a part of its central region, wondering if Pakistan would accept it in this way, then its decades What happened to the old position?

What are Articles 370 and 35A?

Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is a “temporary provision” giving special autonomy to occupied Kashmir. Not all the provisions of the Constitution which are applicable to other states are applicable to Occupied Kashmir.

According to the article, except for defense, foreign affairs, finance and communications, the Indian Parliament needs the consent of the state government to implement all other laws. Therefore, the residents of Occupied Kashmir live in different parts of the country under different laws than the Indian citizens, including those related to citizenship, property ownership and fundamental rights.

Article 35A, which begins with Article 370, was introduced in 1954 by a presidential order. This article empowers the legislature of Occupied Kashmir to define the permanent residents of the state and their special rights and privileges.

Under Article 35A, Indian citizens of other states cannot buy land or property in Occupied Kashmir.


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