Contrary to Pakistan’s claims that both the UAE and Saudi Arabia support its stand on the issue of Kashmir, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan made it clear to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday discussed the Kashmir situation with visiting foreign ministers and insisted that the two countries along with the world should play a role in urging India to reverse its recent decision on Kashmir. Islamabad, however, failed to take their support on its position on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
Insisting that the Muslim world not be dragged into it, the UAE minister urged that the Kashmir dispute need to be resolved through dialogue and talks between Pakistan and India only.
Islamabad termed both Saudi Arabia and UAE ministers’ visit as successful, especially with reference to the support Pakistan seeks from the Muslim world against India on Kashmir and also maintained that the joint visit was utilised in highlighting the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Pakistani foreign minister apprised the two dignitaries in detail on Pakistan’s concerns over the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian-occupied-Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K), that has been exacerbated by India’s illegal and unilateral action on 5 August 2019,” Pakistan Foreign Office’s press release read.
It further added: “The foreign minister underlined that these actions were clear violations of International law, UN Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements [Simla] and its own solemn commitments since they were aimed at changing the globally acknowledged disputed status of IOJ&K and altering the occupied territory’s demographic structure and identity.”
Pakistan also shared its concerns over the suspected attempt of a false “flag operation by India”, which was, the country has alleged, aimed at diverting the attention of the world from “the reign of terror unleashed against the Kashmiri people”.
Pakistan has, however, claimed that both the countries have confirmed their “complete support against India on the Kashmir issue”. “With regards to the situation in IOJ&K, the Ministers took full cognizance of Pakistan’s perspective. It was agreed to work closely in OIC”, claimed the MOFA press release.
Pakistan’s claims of successful support confirmation from the UAE and Saudi Arabia, along with the Muslim world, proved to be exaggerated as the UAE has suggested Pakistan of not indulging the Muslim world in the Kashmir dispute, calling it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s diplomacy has, till now, failed to get all-out support from Muslim countries on the issue of Kashmir.
Pakistan has been trying to prove to the world that India’s decision on August 5 was aimed at targeting the Muslims living in Kashmir by imposing the “RSS racist ideology”