Let Kashmir be an independent nation, suggests Afridi
Srinagar: Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi said that he is pained at the loss of lives in Kashmir.
Talking to a group of students in London, the United Kingdom he said that Kashmir shouldn’t be given to Pakistan as the country is struggling to manage its existing four provinces.
Speaking to the students at London’s British Parliament, Afridi stated that Kashmir should be an independent nation and should neither be part of India or Pakistan, as reported by Pakistan news media ARY news.
Pointing out at the lives lost in Kashmir, the former cricketer said that the important thing is humanity and people shouldn’t lose lives.
He added that Kashmir should be allowed as a free nation to save the lives of the people and added that the sufferings caused to people irrespective of any religion is a painful thing, according to reports.
“Kashmir is not an issue. Kashmir should be given neither to Pakistan nor India, it should become a nation. At least humanity should be alive and lives should not be lost. Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, it is not able to handle its own four provinces. The death of people causes pain irrespective of the religion they belong,” said Afridi.
The statement of Afridi comes within three months of Pakistan electing a new prime minister.
This is not the first time that Afridi has spoken about Kashmir.
Earlier in April this year, Afridi had said, “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”