August 2018 News
Pak Preparing Proposal To Resolve Kashmir Conflict: Mazari28 August 2018
Srinagar: Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has said that the incumbent government in Islamabad was preparing a proposal to resolve the Kashmir issue. Mazari, made the statement during a talk hosted by Pakistan based journalist Nasim Zehra. 'The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will prepare a proposal on resolving the Kashmir conflict within one week and present it in the cabinet. They will also discuss the issue with other stakeholders,' Mazari said. She said proposal was almost ready and 'we hope that it is considered soon.' In his first speech after winning the 25 July general elections, Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said he wanted to have good relations with India and work to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue. Mentioning Kashmir as the core issue of dispute between the two nations, he had said it was about time that the two countries sat across the table and discussed the issues of concern. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is also likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA) in New York next month. There have been ups and downs in the relations between the two countries in the past. The relations between the two nations took a further dip after the militant attacks in Pathankot in 2016. The sentencing of retired Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to death by a Pakistani military court in April over espionage charges in 2017 further strained the already fragile bilateral relations between the two nations.