Saudi Arabia, UAE foreign ministers arriving in Islamabad to discuss Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan are due in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss with Pakistani leadership the critical situation arising out of India’s illegal and unilateral actions in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
During their stay, they will hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan is in contact through diplomatic and backdoor channels with a number of Islamic countries as part of its efforts to garner support on the Kashmir crisis.
Speaking in Islamabad, Qureshi said foreign ministers of China and Afghanistan will also visit Pakistan soon.
Raising their voice for the oppressed Kashmiris, Members of the European Parliament had recently demanded from India to start dialogue with Pakistan.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs had also demanded the Indian government to immediately lift curfew in occupied Kashmir that has created humanitarian crisis in the held territory.
On September 1, referring to India’s revocation of special status for Kashmir, American politician of Democratic Party Senator Bernard Sanders had said India’s action against Kashmir was unacceptable.
“I am so deeply concerned about the (ongoing) situation in Kashmir, where the Indian government has revoked Kashmiri autonomy, crackdown on the saints, and instituted a communication blackout.
“The crackdown in the name of “security” is also denying the Kashmiri people access to medical care. Even many respected doctors in India have acknowledged that the Indian government imposed restriction on travel and threatening the life-saving care the patients need,” he had said while speaking to a public gathering.