Stepping up attack on India, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday accused New Delhi of being “fearful of dialogue” because of, its “state-run brutalities in Kashmir.”
Qureshi said that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute, urging that use of force is not the solution to resolve the longstanding issue between Pakistan and India.
“Kashmir has turned into a flashpoint between the two nuclear-armed neighbours,” he said, adding: “India has been suppressing the rights of Kashmiris and carrying out atrocious steps against them for decades.”
“India did not pay heed to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer for peace talks. The country instead took measures that further escalated the situation in Kashmir,” he said.
Qureshi said that his country has “demonstrated to the global community with its actions that Islamabad desires peace and stability in the region,” adding that regional peace is based on resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per the “desires and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.”
He on Sunday urged the newly-elected US administration to deal with a “changed Pakistan” and India.