Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s statement on Kashmir would surely stir controversy after he said that his country does not need Kashmir and that it should first try to bring the four provinces under control.
Afridi’s comment is likely to trigger a big controversy after he said that Pakistan’s demand to take control over Kashmir should be dropped as his nation was not even able to handle even the four provinces it has.
His statements came during his interaction with the students at the British Parliament.
He is reported to have said: “Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir; it is not able to even handle the four provinces it has.”
The former cricketer also added that Pakistan has failed in its efforts to keep the country united and safe from extremists, News18 reports.
“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 added further.
Earlier in April this year, Afridi had slammed India for its policy in Kashmir.
“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? (sic)” he had written on the social media platform.