In yet another embarrassment for Pakistan, the country's Interior Minister Brig. Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Wednesday has admitted that Pakistan has failed to gain support from the international community for its stance on the Kashmir issue, according to ANI. While talking to a leading Pakistani news channel, Shah has said that none of the global powers believed Pakistan's claims on the ground situation of Kashmir. He blamed the ruling elite for this situation of Pakistan. He said that people think that 'Pakistan is not a serious nation.'
"People do not believe us in the international community. We say they (India) impose curfew and are not giving medicines to people of Jammu and Kashmir. People do not believe us but they believe them. The ruling elite has destroyed the country. People think we are not a serious nation," he said, adding "Pakistan should do a soul searching."
A similar kind of embarrassing situation, but on a global stage happened to Pakistan on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking about Kashmir to the international media called the region 'Indian state of J&K'. This admission by Pakistan at Geneva resolved India's stance that the abrogation of Article 370 was an internal matter. He made this admission while condemning the continued media blockage from the state.
"India has decided to give an impression to the world that life has returned to normalcy. If life has turned to normalcy, why don't they allow the international media, civil society organisation and NGOs into the Indian state of J&K and see for themselves? The reality is they are lying through their teeth and once the curfew is lifted the reality comes out and their world will wake up to the catastrophe that is underway right now. They are lying through their teeth," he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly meddled into Kashmir issue since the Indian Parliament abrogated article 370. He has repeatedly fearmongered and peddled fake news on Kashmir's ground situation. He has also faced defeat on an international scale after he called for global mediation into the bilateral issue. US President Trump, who had initially offered to mediate in the Kashmir issue, backtracked later. Pakistan's ally China too had approached the UNSC for an informal meeting on the issue after Khan egged them to do so. But, the UNSC too favoured India- calling Kashmir issue bilateral. India has all the while maintained its stance that the abrogation of article 370 is an internal matter while any other disputes regarding Kashmir will be solved bilaterally.