Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is making desperate attempts to seek help over the Kashmir issue. For the second time in a month, Khan made a call to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on the issue of Kashmir
Islamabad: For the second time in a month, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on the Kashmir issue, according to a media report.
Khan spoke to the crown prince on Monday (August 26) about the situation in the Valley after India revoked the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories, The News International reported.
The Pakistan PM’s conversation with the Saudi prince came just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned from the G7 Summit in France wherein India had categorically rejected any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. In fact, US President Donald Trump was in agreement.
Imran Khan, during an address to his country on Monday, also said that he will raise the Kashmir issue at every international forum, including at the UN General Assembly.
Khan and the Saudi Prince first spoke on August 7, two days after India abolished Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 19, the Saudi prince called up Khan to discuss the Kashmir issue. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are close allies. The cash-rich kingdom has backed Pakistan to overcome its financial woes.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's information and broadcasting ministry is planning to establish a Kashmir media cell in coordination with the central media department of the country's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party.
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Last Updated Aug 27, 2019, 2:45 PM IST