NEW DELHI: Outgoing Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Saturday said that Pakistan was ready to fulfill all the pre-requisite conditions necessary to hold plebiscite in J&K.
Basit’s remarks came in response to a query by MLA Langate Abdul Rasheed Sheikh at a farewell function held for Basit in New Delhi, a statement issued by Rasheed said.
During an interactive session at the farewell, Rasheed said that New Delhi has been “indulging in propaganda” that Pakistan has never ever shown its willingness to fulfill the condition required to implement UN resolution. He said
“It is necessary that Pakistani Govt. is clean over the issue so that all the confusions are cleared once for all,” Rasheed said.
In response Basit said that Pakistan has always supported Kashmiris and their “just cause” of right to self determination and “will not waste a second when New Delhi and the United Nation come forward for the final resolution”.
Earlier in the day, while intervening during the second day of the ongoing conference on J&K, Rasheed accused Indian media of forgetting the morality and ethics of journalism, the statement said.
Speaking during the discussion on role of Indian media vis-a-vis J&K dispute, which was attended by renowned journalists,. Rasheed said that supporting Major Gogoi, downplaying use of pellet guns, calling Kashmiris names and labeling even Hurriyat leaders as terrorists has eroded the credibility of Indian media not only in the eyes of Kashmiris but also in the eyes of sensible Indians. Later during the debate, Rasheed asked Omer Abdullah why he and Mehbooba Mufti cannot find common ground to tell New Delhi not to run away “from the real dispute,” to which Omer Abdullah responded that though he had taken initiatives to develop the consensus but “Mehbooba always gave a very cold shoulder”.