Ground Report | New Delhi: Can decide to join Pak; Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a different stance from Pakistan’s stated policy on Kashmir, saying that Pakistan will allow the people of Kashmir to decide whether they want to join Pakistan or be ‘free’. At the same time, India has asserted that Jammu and Kashmir were always an integral part of India, is and always will be.
Addressing an election meeting in the Tarar Khal area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir ahead of the July 25 elections, Imran Khan also rejected the claim of a leader of the opposition, in which he had said that his government should make Kashmir a province of Pakistan. working on the plan.
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz, while addressing an election meeting in PoK on July 18, said that it has been decided to change the status of Kashmir and make it a province. Imran Khan said in his address that he rejects any such thing. “I don’t know from where all these things are being said,” he said.
Imran Khan said in his address that a day will come when Kashmiris will be allowed to decide their future according to UN resolutions. He also expressed the hope that on that day Kashmiris would decide to stay in Pakistan. (Can decide to join Pak)
Instead, the prime minister said that a day would come when Kashmiris would be allowed to decide their future according to UN resolutions and expressed confidence that the people of Kashmir would decide to join Pakistan on that day.
He said that after the United Nations plebiscite, his government would hold another plebiscite to give the people of Kashmir the option of staying with Pakistan or becoming an independent state.
According to Pakistan’s stated policy on Kashmir, the issue should be resolved through a plebiscite in accordance with a UN resolution allowing Kashmiris to choose between Pakistan or India. Prime Minister Khan left the policy by talking about the third option. There is no third option for independence in the UN resolution.
India has already clarified that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inseparable part of India. New Delhi has also told Islamabad that the issues related to Jammu and Kashmir is its internal matter and the country is capable of solving its problems.