Pak begs UK to help restart talks with India

UK NSA Sir grant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday requested the United Kingdom to play its role in ensuring the resumption of stalled talks with India, as well as helping stop the ‘killings’ in Jammu & Kashmir.

India accuses Pakistan of being a state-sponsor of terrorism across the world and a nursery for global jehad, that killed thousand every year in its attempt to to destablise regions.

“As a country with historic links to this region and as a member-state of the UN Security Council’s [five permanent members], it was incumbent on Britain to urge India to end its human rights violations in the occupied territory and to enter into a sustained dialogue with Pakistan so as to enable the two countries to peacefully resolve their differences,” Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi told British National Security Adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant.

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According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, regional security issues and matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. The special assistant briefed the British official on the current situation in J&K.

According to the report, Grant ‘acknowledged’ the important role being played by Pakistan in promoting peace and stability in the region. Grant acknowledged the successes made by Pakistan and the sacrifices rendered by its people in the fight against terrorism. He reaffirmed the UK’s continued support for Pakistan.

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Sources said that Grant was also briefed by Pakistan on the continuing ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary and was told that two women and two children were injured in a recent incident of cross-border shelling.