Former Pakistan international cricket star, Shahid Afridi, while speaking at a press meet in London said that Pakistan should not be demanding Kashmir as it has not been able to handle its own four provinces.
“Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir; it is not able to even handle the four provinces it has,” Afridi can be heard saying in a video.
Afridi also said that people were dying in Kashmir and it was painful to see that happen.
“It hurts to see the sufferings of Kashmiris, For the sake of #Humanity #India and #Pakistan should leave #Kashmir and let the Kashmiris decide their future, we are already struggling to manage four provinces” says @SAfridiOfficial speaking to the students at British Parliament. pic.twitter.com/MKaSGYBJWe
— Farid Qureshi (@faridque) November 13, 2018
“Say Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, don’t give it to India as well, let Kashmir become a country. The people dying there should not die; humanity should stay alive. It pains to see people die there,” he said.
It is, however, not the first time that Afridi has commented on conflict-stricken region.
Earlier this year, he tweeted on the matter: “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian administered 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?”