India harmed SAARC forum: Sartaj

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Sartaj Aziz meets Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development

ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Wednesday said India had impaired the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) forum with its unilateral decision of canceling a scheduled conference.
About participation in the upcoming Heart of Asia Conference in India, the Advisor said Pakistan was deeply related with Afghanistan and did not want to remain disconnected.
In a private Tv programme, however, he made it clear that Heart of Asia was not a bilateral conference rather it was related to what was happening inside Afghanistan.
To another question, he said the present government had very effectively raised the issue of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) at all
fora, including the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC).
He said all missions and government’s representatives had been very vocal over the issue.
Sartaj informed that a separate cabinet meeting would be held soon over the grave situation in IoK.
“It is very significant movement. It is a new kind of Intifada, led by the new Kashmiri generation who are carrying Pakistani flags and demanding liberation from illegitimate Indian rule,” he noted.