South Asia

‘Inviting J&K Speaker will compromise our position’

Pakistan doesn't recognise Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, says Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan will not invite the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference as it would compromise its position on the Kashmir issue, the government said on Saturday.

Special Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz said here that Kashmir was a disputed territory and Pakistan does not recognise its Assembly.

“We will never invite the speaker of occupied Jammu and Kashmir Assembly,” Mr. Aziz said.

He said Pakistan’s principled position on Jammu and Kashmir will be compromised if the speaker of held Kashmir is invited to the conference.

Pakistan is hosting the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference from September 30 to October 8 for which over 70 per cent of the delegates have confirmed participation.

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