The country’s new PM, Shehbaz Sharif, calls for the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute to be finally settled
Pakistan’s new prime minister Shehbaz Sharif has called on his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to finally settle the long-standing dispute over the Jammu and Kashmir regions, as well as other problems plaguing the relationship between Islamabad and New Delhi.
“We believe that peaceful and cooperative ties between Pakistan and India are imperative for the progress and socioeconomic uplift of our people and for the region,”Sharif was mentioned in a Sunday message by Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper.
To bring the ties up to this level “meaningful engagement and peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir”He said that it was necessary.
Sharif insisted Pakistan is “committed to the maintenance of regional peace,” adding that Islamabad’s contribution to fighting terrorism was “well known and globally acknowledged.”
Over the years, Islamabad and New Delhi have traded accusations of supporting terror groups on each other’s territory, so that these could deliver harm to the neighboring state.
Both nuclear-powerful countries, India and Pakistan, need to improve their regional security and work together for greater security. “progress and prosperity of our people,”The PM declared.
Modi had just felicitated Sharif upon becoming the leader of Pakistani’s government. He said that India was keen to get involved. “peace and stability in a region free of terror, so that we can focus on our development challenges and ensure the well-being and prosperity of our people.”
According to Indian media, Modi and Sharif have tried to arrange a meeting during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit (SCO) in Uzbekistan.
After Imran Khan, his predecessor in the post of premier lost to a vote against confidence on April 11, Sharif was elected as its new prime minister. Khan claimed that his political adversaries conspired with the US to get rid of him. His supporters staged massive protests.
In Kashmir, at least five Indian soldiers were killed in the worst violence since February.
For decades, Kashmir has been at the heart of disputes between India and Pakistan. Both countries claim Kashmir as their territory but only a small portion of it. In the 1940s, and 1960s, the neighbors engaged in two major wars for the land. A major conflict was also avoided by them in 2021. However, tensions in this region remain high.
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