Pakistan Minister for Human Rights has said she has the blueprint ready for resolution of the Kashmir issue. Shireen Mazari known to have close ties with the military establishment in Pakistan said that she would move the proposal to Prime Minister Imran Khan in a week’s time, reports The Times of India.
Mazari who was expected to be the Defence Minister before the swearing-in announced her plans in a TV show earlier this week but refused to share further details.
“We will circulate it among all the stakeholders, including the prime minister and cabinet ministers. If the draft is approved, we will move forward on it,” TOI quoted her saying.
She is reported to have termed the proposal as a “model for conflict resolution” and added that she has been working on it for long.
Mazari was the director general of the Institute of Strategic Studies, a think tank on defence and security issues. She had also served as a professor in the defence and strategic studies department of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Imran Khan had earlier expressed his desire to initiate talks with India to resolve all conflicts, including Kashmir after he took over as the Prime Minister.
Controversially, in an article in The Defence Journal in 1999, Mazari wrote that India’s industrial and population centres should be “primarily counter-value” targets for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons. An earlier article, which appeared in April 1999, gave an impression that her choice of targets was based on religious considerations.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.