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No Discussions with India until restrictions in Kashmir Increased: Pak Foreign Minister

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has stated that there’ll be no discussions with India until constraints in Kashmir was suspended, a press report said on Sunday.

In a private interview with BBC Urdu on Saturday, the Minister said Pakistan had no sympathy for holding bilateral discussions with India, and it would also welcome mediation with another party, Dawn news reported.

He said the discussions could happen if India raised the constraints in Kashmir that were enforced beforehand of New Delhi’s move to reverse Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

However, Qureshi added he didn’t observe that a favorable atmosphere for discussions from the side.

Ruling out warfare, the Foreign Minister emphasized that Pakistan hasn’t adopted an aggressive policy and constantly prioritized peace.

“(A warfare ) will lead to loss of individuals and the world is going to be impacted by it, so war isn’t possible,” he told BBC Urdu.