Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is planning a major media blitzkrieg later this month to highlight the Kashmir issue. Pakistani officials have lined up a series of interviews of PM Imran Khan with major media outlets in the United States.
According to media reports, India’s diplomatic officials have been on overdrive to reach out to European countries to prevent any adverse comments from any country with regard to Kashmir. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met his counterparts in Brussels to drive home India’s point of view on the issue and its position gained traction.
There is a sense of gloom in the Pakistani political and diplomatic circles. A Pakistani analyst Mazar Abbas say though Pakistani initiatives have been good, there is nothing tangible to suggest that they had any impact on India or PM Modi. “There is no international pressure on Modi to revoke his action on Kashmir,” he added.
Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also supported the Indian position, who said: “The government’s long-standing position remains that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political solution to the situation in Kashmir in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
According to Pakistani media reports, a committee comprising heads of political and religious parties of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) has decided to postpone a proposed march towards the Line of Control (LoC) until Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept 27. A Dawn report suggested that the decision was taken on the request of PM Imran Khan.