PaK president says no military solution to Kashmir dispute, asks UN to step forward
Islamabad, Nov 14: While maintaining that there was no military solution to Kashmir conflict, Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) president Sardar Masood Khan has said that “Indian obstinacy” could push nuclear armed India and Pakistan to another devastating war. “India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir and Indian obstinacy on the Kashmir issue, along with inhuman atrocities in Kashmir and Indian shelling on the civilian population living along the Line of Control (LoC) could bring both nuclear-armed states to the brink of another devastating war,” Khan said, according to Times Now. He said there was no possible military solution to the Kashmir issue and India will have to initiate dialogues with Pakistan to find a peaceful resolution to this conflict. Speaking to a delegation of 48th Pakistan Navy Staff Course participants in Muzaffarabad, Khan said Pakistan always sought peaceful resolution on Kashmir through dialogues. “…but India is adamant to settle the issue through military might by suppressing the voice of Kashmiri people for their internationally recognized right to self-determination”. Khan asked the United Nations Secretary General to explore a viable solution to Kashmir conflict. “It is high time for the United Nations Secretary-General to take a step forward and appoint a special representative to explore a viable solution to the conflict of Kashmir and to ensure peace and stability in the region,” he said, according to the report. He warned that the lingering dispute could engulf a large part of the world if the two countries get involved in a full-fledged war. “The United Nations and world powers need to intervene in setting a stage for the resolution of Kashmir before the two nuclear states of India and Pakistan indulge in a full-fledged war which will be a monumental disaster that will engulf not only the region but large part of the world,” Khan said.