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SRINAGAR: Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg has urged Pakistan and India to enter into dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute as there is no military solution to the issue. In an interview with NDTV, she said there is need to have good trust between the partners in any region where there is a conflict. Referring to last year`s visit of former Norwegian Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik to Jammu and Kashmir, Ms Solberg said we have learnt that on Kashmir issue popular support needs to be brought-in by getting women and youth into peace process and ensuring solid peace in the area.

Replying to a question about mediation by Norwegian Government for resolution of Kashmir dispute, she said if Pakistan and India show interest then Norway can offer such mechanisms it has been offering in other regions for resolving such disputes. She said both countries should decrease their military spending and work more to boost development in other sectors like health and education.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has welcomed the statement of Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, in which she stated that her country is willing to mediate on the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India. In a tweet he said, the offer of mediation by Norwegian Prime Minister will facilitate peace in the region.

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SRINAGAR: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said despite New Delhi’s many attempts, India will never be able to suppress the freedom movement of the people of Kashmir. The premier made the remarks while sitting down for an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World. PM Imran said Islamabad wanted dialogue with India but New Delhi has refused the country’s many peace overtures. He said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is involved in human rights violations in Kashmir.

The prime minister said Pakistan is facing multiple crises. However, the government will effectively solve all these challenges in due time. He claimed the country’s economy had improved in the last four months of his government’s tenure. Imran Khan said when his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party came into power, the country was facing a record current account deficit. However, China has turned out to be “a breath of fresh air” at this critical juncture.

To a question, the premier said Islamabad wanted relations with the US based on equality and “we are ready to become an ally with the United States for peace in Afghanistan.” Talking about the Kashmir issue, Khan blamed India for “committing human rights violations in the region” and said “it will never succeed in suppressing the freedom movement of Kashmiris”. But he added that the solution to the Kahsmir lies in talks between the two neighbours. He, however, claimed that even the UN admitted to the indigenous Kashmiri struggle for independence, the report said.

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SRINAGAR: The Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal Saturday reiterated Pakistan’s call for urgent establishment of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to look into the “Indian atrocities” in Kashmir. In a statement as today marks the 70th year since the UN Security Council’s resolution granting the right to self-determination to Kashmiris was adopted, Dr Faisal said that the “continuing bloodbath” in Kashmir and unresolved Kashmir dispute is a collective failure of the world.

The Spokesperson also said that Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic & moral support to the Kashmiris in the legitimate struggle to self-determination. “We also reiterate our call for urgent establishment of the OHCHR COI to look into the Indian atrocities in Kashmir,” he wrote on his Twitter timeline. Meanwhile, talking to the State-run Pakistan Television (PTV), Dr Faisal said that Pakistan is highlighting the Kashmir issue at every available forum including the United Nations General Assembly. Dr Faisal said that the people of Kashmir want to resolve the dispute as per the United Nations’ resolutions and their aspirations. He said that international organizations are also highlighting “atrocities and barbarism” of India on innocent Kashmiris.