Islamabad: Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, in an astonishing rebuke of the Foreign Office on Saturday, said that it had “let Kashmiris and Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan down” in their struggle for the Kashmir cause.
Mazari said we have to move away from traditional diplomacy and for that we need to adopt modern methods.
Addressing a function in Islamabad, Mazari said that it was through the prime minister’s “single-handed efforts” that the narrative surrounding Kashmir changed in the global arena.
“If the Foreign Office had carried forward the prime minister’s narrative, the situation would have been vastly different today,” said the minister.
“But our diplomats chose leisurely hotel stays, dressing in three-piece suits and heavily starched clothes and speaking over the telephone,” she added.