Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s former Ambassador to the United States, today said that in order to bring some peace to Kashmir, the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir should be left for India to handle and similarly, the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan.
“I have heard that some people have complaints with regard to PoK that the elections did not take place as expected. But, I think that the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, then there can be some peace in Kashmir,” he said.
He pointed out that despite sincerity on part of both Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, things can’t move forward because political condition in Pakistan is not conducive enough to allow PM Sharif to take any big decision.
“I personally think that Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif initiated the talks with sincerity, but Pakistan’s political condition is not conducive enough to allow PM Sharif to take any big decision. And, I don’t think PM Modi himself cannot take any decision individually, because when terrorism takes place, how can one expect concession towards one another,” Haqqani said.
“I don’t think that Pakistan’s internal political condition is that stable so as to allow any leader to ensure cordial relationship between India and Pakistan,” he added.
Reacting to Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is ‘unfinished agenda’ of the United Nations, Haqqani said that Kashmir has been an ‘unfinished business’ for last 69 years and will remain so for the next 69 years.