US should play role to resolve Kashmir issue
[Pak Daily Times] Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
Thursday expressed the hope that following his meeting with President Barack Obama
They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them...
, the issue of violation of Pakistain's territorial integrity and illusory sovereignty by drone strikes would be resolved soon.

Talking to news hounds soon after his arrival from Washington at the end of his four-day visit, the prime minister said, "Hopefully soon the drone issue will be resolved according to the wishes of Pak people." He said there would definitely be progress on the matter as Pakistain's territorial integrity and illusory sovereignty was being violated. "I think this issue will now settle down somehow," the prime minister said.

Giving an overview of his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Nawaz said, "We talked about all issues; I understand that in the past, all issues should have been discussed. But if these issues were not discussed in the past, it does not mean they should not be discussed now. Whatever we say, we act upon it. And I understand that Pakistain's politics should come out of duplicity and hypocrisy."

Referring to the Amnesia Amnesty International report that states that the United States may be committing war crimes by using drones, Prime Minister Nawaz said, "Whatever they say, it is up to them. But I think I have raised this issue where it should have been raised. And when something is said, it does have its effect." Regarding his talks with the US leaders to help resolve the long-standing issue of Jammu and Kashmire, the prime minister said "the US should play a role". He said though India does was against it but Pakistain wants the US to play a role in the matter.

"I have read and heard Indian foreign minister's reaction to my earlier statement. We should talk to each other, and this would be a very good thing. But if bilateral negotiations do not succeed, then if third party helps in resolving the issue, there is no harm in it." To a question about Dr Aafia Siddiqui
...American-educated Pak cognitive neuroscientist who was convicted of assault with intent to murder her U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan. In September 2010, she was sentenced to 86 years in jug after a three-ring trial. Siddiqui, using the alias Fahrem or Feriel Shahin, was one of six alleged al-Qaeda members who bought $19 million worth of blood diamonds in Liberia immediately prior to 9-11-01. Since her incarceration Paks have taken her to their heart and periodically erupt into demonstrations, while the government tries to find somebody to swap for her...
and Dr Shakeel Afridi, Prime Minister Nawaz said the US did raise its concerns, as did Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred 2013-10-25