Pakistan on Tuesday said to the people that they must accept the fact that no one is supporting them in Kashmir issue. Pakistani foreign minister SM Qureshi said that it was even difficult to find support from Muslim countries, the same the people of Pakistan have to admit.
Pakistani foreign minister SM Qureshi said at a press conference on Monday: “People in the Security Council aren’t standing with flowers; any of the P5 members can be a hurdle. There shouldn’t be any ambiguity on that, do not live in a fool’s paradise.”
The P5 are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. While Russia has openly back New Delhi’s decision on Kashmir, they called it India’s internal matter taken “within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic of India”.
The US state department has also “noted” that India declared the issue an internal matter. In another disappointment for Pakistan, UNSC did not take up Qureshi’s letter of August 6 at several meetings written in the aftermath of New Delhi removing the special status for J&K.
In the last one week, two members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) — United Arab Emirates and Maldives — have supported New Delhi’s decision on Kashmir, once again calling it an internal matter.
UAE’s envoy to India Dr Ahmad Al Banna has said, “We expect that the changes would improve social justice and security and confidence of the people in the local governance.” Maldives said, “We believe that it is the right of every sovereign nation to amend their laws as required.”
Amidst the Pakistan’s concerns, India is to hold the region’s first investors meet in October.