ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Kashmir issue was the major impediment to trade cooperation between Pakistan and India.
In an interview with Belgian channel VRT, he said Indian forces had turned the whole valley of Occupied Kashmir into a jail.
The prime minister regretted that India was denying Kashmiris their just right of self-determination in line with UN resolutions as well as the promises made by the Indian leaders.
Imran Khan said he did not see much hope from the current Modi government in India to resolve the Kashmir issue, because he had an extremist ideology of RSS.
He said the founding fathers of RSS were inspired by the racist Arian philosophy of Hitler and this was why they had put eight million Kashmiris, who were Muslims, in an open prison.
The prime minister, however, hoped that in future an Indian government and a strong leadership would want the Kashmir dispute to be resolved.
About Pakistan’s economic situation, he said the last year was very difficult for the government but now the current account deficit had been brought down by 75 percent in one year.
The PM said Pakistan’s economy would show signs of recovery this year.
On Feb 18, in occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism, had martyred three Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district.
The youth were martyred by troops and paramilitary forces during a cordon and search operation at Diver in Tral area of the district.
After the revocation of its special autonomy in Occupied Kashmir, India had decided to alter the Muslim-majority image of the territory under the name of ‘delimitation of Assembly constituencies’ as reported by media sources.