Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address at a ceremony at the Asia Society in New York on Thursday highlighted the plight of people of Kashmir. PM Imran urged international community to take serious actions against illegal and unilateral steps taken by India in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to avoid any human tragedy.
Commenting on the possibility of a dialogue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir, PM Imran said his government had tried several times to negotiate with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government but dialogue process with India cannot be resumed unless curfew is lifted from the valley.
“Two nuclear powers are face to face on the Kashmir dispute and further tension should be stopped,” he asserted. “Pakistan has now become investment-friendly country with huge investment opportunities in different sectors,” PM Imran said. “Pakistan is also a beautiful country with respect to tourism and the government is working to promote this potential.”
He continued, “Poverty alleviation and employment opportunities issues are on the top priority of the government and it has taken short-term, mid-term and long-term steps under Ehsaas Programme.” The prime minister said climate change is also a big challenge for the country.
On the subject of being a mediator being between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the prime minister said Pakistan is ready to play the role of a mediator in a dialogue between the two countries. “Pakistan is also playing a pivotal role in Afghan-led peace process to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan. Pakistan has been hosting more than four million Afghan refugees since several decades,” he noted.
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