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Allow Kashmiris to decide their future: Afridi to Indo-Pak


Islamabad, Nov 14: Former Pakistan international cricketer Shahid Afridi has a word of advice for Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir dispute, which has been ailing Islamabad and New Delhi for decades.
Afridi, while speaking in London at a press meet, said Pakistan should not be demanding Kashmir as it has not been able to handle its own four provinces.
“Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir; it is not able to even handle the four provinces it has,” Afridi can be heard saying in a video.
The former cricketer also said that people were dying in Kashmir and it was painful to see that happen.
“Say Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, don’t give it to India as well, let Kashmir become a country. The people dying there should not die; humanity should stay alive. It pains to see people die there,” he said.
It is, however, not the first time that Afridi has commented on the Kashmir issue. Earlier this year, he tweeted on the matter: “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian administered Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”