Expert at a panel discussion agreed that Kashmir issue can only be resolved through dialogue

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Experts at a panel discussion on plight of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir unanimously agreed that the resolution of Kashmir issue could be reached only through dialogue and engagement.

The panel discussion was organized by the Information Service Academy the ISA auditorium in observance of Youm-e-Istehsal.

Former secretary foreign affairs Riaz Muhammad Khan, while delving deep into the root-cause of the problem, termed Kashmir an unfinished agenda of 1947 partition. He said: “For Pakistanis, Kashmir is not only a matter of principled position, but they have emotional involvement with the Kashmiri brethren.”

He said Pakistan’s historical position on Kashmir was based on two things – UNSC resolutions and Simla Agreement. He said he did not see any chance of the revival of a dialogue between the two countries as long as “there is Modi-led BJP in power,”. He said the Congress party had a different position on Kashmir’s self-government and autonomy.MunawarHussain, Assistant Professor of Quaid-e-Azam University, gave a brief scholarly overview of the dynamics of power and theories of international relations with reference to the Kashmir dispute. He questioned the basic tenets of various schools of thought and also the character of international society.

 

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