Posted on 2022-03-17

Seminar on Pak-India relations held at GCU University

An invited talk on "Neither a hawk nor a dove: an insider's account of Pakistan's foreign policy" by former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri was held here at the Government College Lahore.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted the event held under the auspices of the University's Book Club, Kashmir Society and Nazir Ahmed Music Society.
Addressing the large gathering of students and media persons, Mr Kasuri talked in detail about the Pakistan-India relations under Narendra Modi's regime, the Russia-Ukraine war, stability in Afghanistan and resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
He said that soon India would realize that they could not suppress the voice of Kashmiris. He said no power in the world would resolve the issue of Kashmir. He added Pakistan and India have no option but to hold a dialogue and to find a solution to the Kashmir issue through bilateral talks.
In reply to a question whether Pakistan should abandon the US for China and Russia, Mr Kasuri said foreign policy is like juggling a lot of balls, and Pakistan's foreign office is capable of operating in several dimensions at a time. 
He said political and economic stability at home is the prerequisite of the successful foreign policy of any country.
The foreign minister also shared the memories of student life at the Government College Lahore.
Talking about the GCU Kashmir Society, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi said India has lost the war in Kashmir, so there was a need for an active youth forum to raise voice for the people of occupied valley.  
Later, Mr. Kasuri and Prof. Zaidi responded to the questions of students and media persons.

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