Pakistan Doesn't Want Kashmir, Can't Even Manage Its 4 Provinces: Shahid Afridi

Sardar Masood Khan

Afridi, while speaking in London at a press meet recently, had said Pakistan should not be demand Kashmir as it has not been able to handle its own four provinces.

After suggesting Kashmir to be independent, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi clarified on his statement saying that his comments were being "misconstrued" by the Indian media. "There is no question over Kashmir".

Kashmir is a part of India, will remain so, the union minister said.

Earlier this year, Afridi had courted a controversy for a tweet on "worrisome situation in Kashmir".

"My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media!" India, Kashmiris and the separatists wanting an independent Kashmir.

Legal adviser with the International Commission of Jurists Reema Omar said: "Aasia Bibi is a free person and according to Pakistani law, her freedom of movement can not be restricted".

However, this is not the first time that Afridi has commented on the complex Kashmir issue. "It can't even manage its four provinces". "Kashmir belongs to Pakistan", he added. The people dying there should not die; humanity should stay alive.

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Thursday said, "Afridi said it all right".

In a video being widely circulated on social media, Afridi is heard saying "Pakistan doesn't want Kashmir... Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination and independence.

Responding to the statement, several cricketers responded, including India captain Virat Kohli.

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