The UN resolutions continue to be of central relevance in that they reaffirm the legitimacy of the Kashmiris right to self-determination. The UN resolutions therefore continue to have a central legitimacy and are critical to resolving the conflict
Srinagar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that if his party comes to power in the upcoming general elections in his country, it will put forward “ground-breaking” proposals for resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.
“My party is already working on these (proposals). Our Kashmir policy will be substantive and not restricted to declaratory platitudes,” the cricketer-turned-politician and leader of Pakistan’s second-largest party told Kashmir Narrator in an exclusive interview at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.
Khan blamed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for “undermining the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination when he became the first Pakistani PM to visit India officially (for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony) and not meet the Hurriyat Conference leadership in New Delhi.”
“He did this because he was busy meeting his Indian business counterparts to talk business, not reaffirm Pakistan’s position on Kashmir. He put his business interests before the country’s interests and the Kashmiris struggle for self-determination,” said Khan.
He also blamed ex-Pak dictator Pervez Musharraf for causing a “great damage” to the Kashmir issue by declaring the UN resolutions on Kashmir out-dated. “The UN resolutions continue to be of central relevance in that they reaffirm the legitimacy of the Kashmiris right to self-determination. The UN resolutions therefore continue to have a central legitimacy and are critical to resolving the conflict,” Khan.
(Read full interview of Imran Khan in the latest issue of Kashmir Narrator)