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Pakistan has shown weakness on Kashmir issue: Pak Minister Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE: A top Pakistani minister and a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that Islamabad had shown “weakness” on Kashmir, contradicting his government’s claim that it has “succeeded” in internationalising the issue.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government will hold rallies in the country till February 5 to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.

“I think so far we have shown weakness on the Kashmir issue. I have spoken (on it) in the Cabinet meetings,” Rashid told reporters.

Rashid’s remarks have come days after Prime Minister Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Kashmiri people.

“J&K dispute must be resolved in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions & the will of the Kashmiri people. We will continue to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people,” Khan said in tweet on Thursday.

“An internationally recognised dispute, J&K remains on the Security Council’s agenda & its consideration by the Council reflects a recognition of the seriousness of the prevailing situation,” he said.