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Pak ex-envoy: Must give up obsession with Kashmir

Pak ex-envoy: Must give up obsession with Kashmir
Pakistan no longer enjoys the support of international community on the Kashmir issue and must give up its “ideological obsession” with it, a former top Pakistani diplomat has said here.

Calling for a “decisive shift” in Pakistan’s Kashmir approach, Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s envoy to the US between 2008 and 2011, said issues around 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed could prove stumbling blocks to lasting peace.

A vocal critic of Pakistan military’s control over the civilian government, Haqqani described the Indo-Pak relationship in terms of a “bad marriage” and insisted it was time for a decisive shift in the country’s approach to the Kashmir dispute. “Pakistan needs to have the kind of approach China has over Taiwan. It doesn’t need to give up its claim but it needs to move on other issues first,” Haqqani said.
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