August 2017 News

Pak Should 'pull Out' Of Kashmir First: Achakzai

18 August 2017
Rising Kashmir

Islamabad: Chief of Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai has said Pakistan should make the first move and initiate the idea of an independent Kashmir. 'Why don't we adopt a new policy on Kashmir dispute. Let Kashmir be free from both India and Pakistan. Kashmir is the root cause of many issues between both the countries. Why not we take the first step to solve it,' the Pashtun leader told BBC Urdu. He said that by putting forward this suggestion, Pakistan would be able to tell the world that is sincere in resolving the dispute. 'We agree on referendum, yet we blame each other. The masses, however, are dying. We need to have better relationship with our neighbours,' Achakzai said. 'It would be sheer foolishness on our part to expect zero interference from our opposition. We will not be able to complete the China Pakistan Economic Corridor without peace. We have to make peace with Afghanistan, Iran and India,' he said.