Pakistan’s close allies Saudi Arabia and UAE have asked Islamabad to forget Kashmir issue and a friendly relationship with India.
According to reports, Saudi Arabia and UAE told Pakistan to stop “complaining” over India’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
It is a major setback for Pakistan as its ally Saudi Arabia, the most powerful member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has asked that Islamabad stop intervening in India’s internal matters.
Pakistan has been continuously raking up the Kashmir issue at the OIC which is an international organisation of Muslim countries.
In an interview with UAE-based news channel last week, Sharif said that Pakistan has learnt its lesson after three wars with India and now wants to live in peace with India, provided “we are able to resolve our genuine problems”.
“My message to the Indian leadership and Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is that let’s sit down at the table and have serious and sincere talks to resolve our burning issues like Kashmir, where flagrant violations of human rights are taking place day in and day out,” Sharif said.
Later, the Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office said negotiations are not possible without India revoking its 2019 actions on Kashmir.
India has made it clear to the global community that the repeal of Article 370 is an internal affair, and has advised Pakistan to acknowledge this fact and halt its anti-India rhetoric.