Washington: The United States President, Donald Trump, while meeting with the Pakistani delegation headed by Prime Minister, Imran Khan, offered to mediate between the two countries in the Kashmir issue.
Imran Khan was accompanied by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, ISI chief General Faiz Hameed and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Reports say that Donald Trump offered to mediate the Kashmiri dispute between India and Pakistan. He is reported to have said, “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator.”
Reuters reported that the US President even told that Modi had asked him to mediate which is untrue.
He said, “Indian PM Narendra Modi has also asked him to help with disputed Kashmir region…would love to be a mediator.” However, the statement released by White House has no mention about the Kashmir issue.
Official Spokesperson of MEA, Raveesh Kumar, has denied that any such request was made by the Prime Minister. He said that all issues with Pakistan will be discussed only bilaterally.
Trump seems to be speaking without knowing the facts about the matter as India has categorically denied any foreign intervention in the Kashmir issue. The Indian policy has remained unchanged and the present statement by Donald Trump can be seen as his usual talk with a lack of understanding about the situation.
A few days back Donald Trump was snubbed for asking Noble laureate, Nadia Murad, why she got the Noble Prize. When she said that her brothers and mother was killed by ISIS terrorists, the President is heard asking where they were now.
It was clear that Donald Trump had no inkling about the person who was talking to him.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan’s speech in a stadium to Pakistani diaspora was disrupted by Baloch protestors who raised slogan in favour of Balochistan’s freedom.