Pakistan’s former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Islamabad cannot “conquer Kashmir through war.”
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She said the Kashmir issue can only be discussed based on mutual relations.
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Khar, who remained Pakistan’s foreign minister from 2011 to 2013, also said that Pakistani children had been taught for six decades that our national identity is to hate, that we are doing it with those who are physically the nearest. “Hostile with India and now hostile with Afghanistan,” she added.
Answering a question regarding the military influence on Pakistan’s foreign policy, the former foreign minister said that it was a diplomat’s job to carry forward the military’s perspective on issues where ‘the military is a relevant stakeholder.’
She said the US tilt towards India was driven by economy, market and because of a wish to contain the rising power of China.
She also maintained that the basic objective of Pakistan’s foreign policy should be to serve the people of the country and not the pursuit of power.