Idea Exchange With Husain Haqqani

Asserting that some people have complaints that the elections did not take place as expected in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani on Friday said the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan, and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, only then can there be some peace in Kashmir.

“I have heard that some people have complaints with regards to PoK that the elections did not take place as expected. But, I think that the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, then there can be some peace in Kashmir,” he told ANI.

Talking about the future of Indo-Pak Comprehensive Dialogue, the momentum for which was set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan, Haqqani said, “I personally think that Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif initiated the talks with sincerity, but Pakistan’s political condition is not conducive enough to allow PM Sharif to take any big decision. And, I don’t think PM Modi himself cannot take any decision individually, because when terrorism takes place, how can one expect concession towards one another.”

“I don’t think that Pakistan’s internal political condition is that stable so as to allow any leader to ensure cordial relationship between India and Pakistan,” he added. With Prime Minister Sharif describing Kashmir as ‘unfinished agenda’ of the United Nations, Haqqani said Kashmir has been an ‘unfinished business’ for last 69 years and will remain so for the next 69 years.

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Asserting that some people have complaints that the elections did not take place as expected in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani on Friday said the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan, and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, only then can there be some peace in Kashmir. “I have heard that some people have complaints with regards to PoK that the elections did not take place as expected. But, I think that the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone, then there can be some peace in Kashmir,” he told ANI. Talking about the future of Indo-Pak Comprehensive Dialogue, the momentum for which was set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan, Haqqani said, “I personally think that Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif initiated the talks with sincerity, but Pakistan’s political condition is not conducive enough to allow PM Sharif to take any big decision. And, I don’t think PM Modi himself cannot take any decision individually, because when terrorism takes place, how can one expect concession towards one another.” “I don’t think that Pakistan’s internal political condition is that stable so as to allow any leader to ensure cordial relationship between India and Pakistan,” he added. With Prime Minister Sharif describing Kashmir as ‘unfinished agenda’ of the United Nations, Haqqani said Kashmir has been an ‘unfinished business’ for last 69 years and will remain so for the next 69 years. For full article read here.