Islamabad, August 21, 2015: President Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies, Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) has condemned the cancellation of scheduled peace talks between Pakistan-India’s National Security Advisers’. She said the aggressive position taken by India ahead of the talks and the ultimate cancellation of talks depict Indian non-seriousness where peace of the region is concerned.
She said Kashmir is a core dispute and any talk between the two countries without the mention of Kashmir will be meaningless as Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan.
Senator Kamran said Indian pressure to terminate Pakistan’s National Security Advisor’s meeting with the Kashmiri leadership of Hurriyat was condemnable as he was due to meet the Kashmiri leadership during his trip. Furthermore, she stated the lack of mention of Kashmir dispute by Pakistan in the Indo-Pak Prime Ministers meeting in Ufa has encouraged India to exert pressure on Pakistan.
Senator Sehar Kamran said such Indian hostility will bring nothing but instability and will be detrimental to the peace and security of the region. Pakistan wants peace and stability in South Asia but peace offering by Pakistan should not be mistaken as a sign of weakness, she added.