Talks with India not possible until revocation of IIOJK status: PM.

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has consistently maintained that Pakistan and India must resolve their bilateral issues, especially the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir, through dialogue and peaceful means.

The statement came in reference to PM Shehbaz Sharif's interview with Al Arabiya channel, where he spoke in length about India's violation of the Article 370 of its Constitution that granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir. The spokesperson mentioned that PM Shehbaz Sharif has repeatedly stated on record that talks can only take place after India reverses its illegal action of August 5, 2019. "Without India's revocation of this step, negotiations are not possible," the statement read. "The settlement of the Kashmir dispute must be in accordance with the UN resolutions & the aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir." The spokesman said that the prime minister made this position very clear in his interview with Al Arabiya news channel during his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates. The prime minister during the interview also highlighted the flagrant human rights violations in India held Kashmir, saying that India had usurped a...

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