Shireen Mazari for resolution of Kashmir issue as per UN resolutions

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APP05-16 ISLAMABAD: October 16 – Federal Minister for Human Rights, Ms. Shireen Mazari attending the international conference titled Global Non-Proliferation Regime: Challenges and Response. APP photo by Saleem Rana

ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP):Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Tuesday lamented India’s continued ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and said Kashmir defines the parameters of Pak-India relations and that the issue must be resolved in accordance with UNSC resolutions which calls for a UN supervised plebiscite.
The International Conference on “Global Non-Proliferation Regime: Challenges and Response” organized by the Strategic Studies Institute concluded here.
On the second day of the International Conference, participants discussed the impact of the failure of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on regional and global security, global and regional developments and strategic stability in South Asia.
During the last session of the conference, focusing on Strategic Stability in South Asia, Dr Shireen Mazari also pointed out that incumbent government would shortly put forth conflict resolution model for Kashmir dispute.
We will move beyond rhetoric to finding a conflict resolution solution premised on plebiscite, she said.
Dr Mazari stressed on the need to have strategic dialogue on nuclear related issues with India to achieve the stability in the region. We have the rationality in our policy in the present circumstances.
Talking about strategic stability, she said the concept was needed to be understood with respect to the prevailing security environment in South Asia. She indicated that there were four major threats to the strategic stability in South Asia including growing conventional asymmetry with India owing to its massive military modernisation, operationalisation of India’s second-strike capabilities, introduction of BMD systems and purchase of S 400 system and changes in Indian nuclear doctrine.
India have retracted from the No-first use nuclear doctrine and adopted a more aggressive stance on nuclear weapons. India’s expanding nuclear arsenal has been a matter of considerable concern to us, she added.
She said there has to be some balance and parity to achieve the peace in the region for the betterment and security of our people.
She said criteria based approach must be applied on NSG adding that we need to have effective diplomacy on NSG issue. We have one destiny and that is peace. So we have to work together and there is a need to have dialogue on these issues.
She said we are facing discrimination in the nuclear field at international level. She maintained that discriminatory instrument in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was a challenge for us.
How Pakistan can join the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in prevailing situation, she questioned.
Dr Mazari said US including other signatories of NPT have violated the Article 1 and 2  by signing new deals with India, those who need to implement it are violating it.
It was two-day event in which cross sectional global experts discussed the important issues related to Nuclear Non Proliferation.