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Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he resolves Kashmir dispute, says Sartaj Aziz

Updated Nov 16, 2016 09:24am


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Adviser to prime minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said United States (US) president-elect Donald Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he intervenes and succeeds in resolving the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.

"Trump would deserve Nobel prize if he helps resolve Kashmir dispute," he said on a lighter note while responding to a question regarding Trump's offer to mediate between Pakistan and India.

Aziz indicated that Pakistan will welcome any such intervention by the US president-elect Donald Trump.

The US president-elect, in an interview with an Indian newspaper in October, had said that he would be pleased to mediate between Pakistan and India.

“Well, I would love to see Pakistan and India get along, because that’s a very, very hot tinderbox. That would be a very great thing. I hope they can do it,” said Trump.

Pakistan to participate in Heart of Asia Conference in India

Sartaj Aziz, while talking to media in Islamabad, also revealed that Pakistan will participate in the Heart of Asia Conference scheduled to be held in India on December 3, 2016.

“Unlike India, that had sabotaged Saarc summit in Pakistan by pulling out, Pakistan will respond by participating in the Heart of Asia being held in Amritsar, India, on December 3,” confirmed Aziz.

The adviser said he himself will participate in the conference and will not repeat India’s blunder where it boycotted Saarc summit in November.

Aziz, however, said it has not been confirmed yet whether he will meet his Indian counterpart on the sidelines of the conference or not.

“Despite the fact that Indian forces killed our seven soldiers along Line of Control on Monday, Pakistan will not boycott the conference,” Aziz maintained.


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WAHAB SHAIKH Nov 15, 2016 11:27pm

now started talking sweet

Rishi Nov 15, 2016 11:29pm

One hurried statement by Trump and people are hoping for change. Funny.

pk Nov 15, 2016 11:50pm

What a childish statement from Hon. Aziz.

Ansar Nov 16, 2016 12:04am

He might solve the Kashmir dispute, but we may not like it. The entire Kashmir may go to India. Would you still endorse him for a Nobel peace prize, Mr. Aziz?

Faiz Alam Nov 16, 2016 12:09am

Where's the self respect

Abdul Majeed Ibrahim Nov 16, 2016 12:18am

How come Mr Aziz is nominating Mr Trump to be the winner of next noble prize The guy is still struggling to survive . and even he has not taken over the presidency We are making fool of ourselves

Solah aanne Nov 16, 2016 12:31am

Better if solved mutually ,Trump will create mess.

Kyaukhaadlega Nov 16, 2016 12:35am

Unfortunately other world leaders have their own problems to tackle first. Not everyone who gets elected thinks about resolving Kashmir issue.

Baksh Nov 16, 2016 12:36am

He has no other issue for Trump. Only Kashmir. Keep up the priorities.

Moinuddin Ashraf Nov 16, 2016 12:37am

Trump would deserve Nobel Prize if he eradicates terrorism from the face of earth

dr. salaria, aamir ahmd Nov 16, 2016 12:39am

Yes, if Donald Trump could resolve the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir between the two arch rivals; India and Pakistan, he will automatically become a hot contender for the Nobel peace prize.

Senthil Nov 16, 2016 12:54am

American people already deserve noble peace prize for selecting Trump.

Dr Husain, MD Nov 16, 2016 01:08am

And Pakistani politicians would deserve Nobel prize if they did anything for Pakistan which isn't a disputed territory

flipflop Nov 16, 2016 01:14am

The notion of relying on US will not play for Pakistan and Pakistan would lose more. I would advise India as well to stay away from US simply because their intervention have never helped anyone and has brought more misery. They ruined Afghanistan and the surrounding areas for their own gains. India and Pakistan needs to get more mature and deal with their issues among themselves. When ever Kashmir issue heats up, India accuses Pakistan for foul play, starts investing in defence and weapons, blocks trade, refuses to initiate talks. Same goes for Pakistan. Our leaders are incapable of leading and and have found this tactic to gain votes by mining hatred. Instead of bridging the gaps they keep on creating more gaps.

Aftab Nov 16, 2016 02:30am

Nice move to lure Trump ... LOL

Masood Hussain Nov 16, 2016 02:56am

Childish,as for as Nobel Prize goes.

Counter Perspective Nov 16, 2016 03:08am

realm of fantasy, is delving in fiction the policy of foreign office of pakistan

AHA Nov 16, 2016 03:18am

And the only point to remember is Pakistan should unconditionally accept whatever solution Mr Trump provides.

Abdul Nov 16, 2016 03:24am

Its already resolved. Chill.

SAK Nov 16, 2016 03:42am

He will just waste tax payer money.

razia Nov 16, 2016 04:16am

Getting involved without having anything to do with something

Gul Hasan Nov 16, 2016 04:25am

When as Pakistani we can't resolve our issues why other would. Mr Adviser came out of illusion and live in real world.

rEHMAN Nov 16, 2016 04:56am

Nice Never new he is running after Nobel and that too for peace keeping, great statement from our FO

Javed Nov 16, 2016 05:12am

Dream On.

Maher HASAN NY,USA Nov 16, 2016 05:30am

Americans expect US President elect a lot at home & abroad. Wishful thinking!

From USA, S.A.Hyder, Ph.D. Nov 16, 2016 06:24am

Good that you are not on the Nobel Committee, Mr. Aziz.

Shri Dagar Nov 16, 2016 06:30am

Nobody other than India Pakistan can resolve Kashmir

Doc PhD USANo Nov 16, 2016 06:50am

Donald Trump is Not even willing to take his salary and will only take $1. He will not take the Nobel prize but yes, if he succeeds in resolving the Kashmir issue, he will be well commended by the sub-continent people. Mr. Aziz, this issue needs to be solved between India and Pakistan by a sincere dialogue and lots of give and takes.

Black Hawk Nov 16, 2016 06:57am

Nice try but it won't work. I remember 8 years ago when Obama was elected, Pakistani officials had similar hopes but Obama barely even mentioned Kashmir during his entire Presidency & instead turned up the heat on Pakistan. Trump will be even more demanding of Pakistan than Obama was.

Narasimha Murty Nov 16, 2016 07:04am

It is never in the interest of world super powers to solve problems.

sajjad akbar Nov 16, 2016 07:08am

At the first place why is Kashmir a dispute? Live and let live policy must be adopted (A Pakistani).

Lucky one Nov 16, 2016 07:31am

Why don't people read the Shimla aggrement,,,it said that resolution of kashmir will be solved by bilateral talks...what trump has to do....

ibm Nov 16, 2016 07:43am

Immature suggestion....again!

Alwin James Nov 16, 2016 08:04am

Dear Sartaz do u think trump would be favourable to Pakistan ?

point of view Nov 16, 2016 08:07am

Instead inviting US President, why can't India-Pakistan solve the Kashmir issue and shared the Nobel Prize.

OneHumanity Nov 16, 2016 08:32am

@Shri Dagar. Yes only India and Pakistan should be sufficient to solve the problem. Problem would be solved if both accept LOC as international border and let Kashmiris of all faiths move to the country of their choice. We know very well that neither India nor Pakistan would give up even 1 inch of land. Open the borders and let people enjoy their common culture based on movies songs language food and families. Fight poverty hunger illiteracy together and live in peace and coexist forever.

Love Cricket Nov 16, 2016 08:32am

Yes, Its Pakistan who has been giving Nobel peace prize.

Good Point Nov 16, 2016 08:35am

Good try.

JET LEE Nov 16, 2016 08:50am

He doesn't need Nobel prize sir. Even he does not want to stay at white house. He want to run the America from Trump tower. FYI, Kashmir is a bilateral matter between India and Paksitan only.

Ashraf Baig Nov 16, 2016 09:02am

Why statement like this made from Pakistan foreign office?

Is Kashmir so important to Trump?

CITIZEN Nov 16, 2016 09:08am

unfortunately we have such a personality as adviser of our foreign affairs.

SwamyG Nov 16, 2016 09:30am

What is in it for him? So far, he has not looked like someone who would care for world peace, or for that matter, anything for anyone or country other than care for his ego and personal gains. So high hopes, Mr Aziz!

Captain Nov 16, 2016 09:38am

You should get nobel prize for making statements like this !

Nic Nov 16, 2016 09:39am

So. No nobel for Trump in this life.

m@k Nov 16, 2016 09:45am

Wish if Mr.Trump could sanely execute the 'POWER' not only for the region but for the global peace and towards de-weaponization!

thought. Nov 16, 2016 09:50am

Kashmir is not the problem. India and Pakistan is the problem.

Jo Nov 16, 2016 09:49am

There is simple solution. 1. whatever pakistan has kept let it keep. whatever India has kept let it keep. Those support Pakistan from India side allow them to visit pakistan and Pakistan also allow the people want to come to Indian Kashmir. Finally solve this problem and share the Noble prize by both Indian PM and Pakistan PM.

thought. Nov 16, 2016 10:03am

Trump has won a hard fought presidency, the Nobel Prize has lost its value unfortunately, it has become a political prize more than its original founding members aspirations.

alla bux Nov 16, 2016 10:04am

We need a new Foreign Minister. Time Mr Aziz retired.

Altif Nov 16, 2016 10:18am

Kashmir.. kashmir... Kashmir... Don't we have anything else to worry about? For god sake let us leave that aside and start building our internal economy...

Love Your Country Nov 16, 2016 10:19am

What did BO do to deserve it immediately after he became the president? It is 'topi drama' mostly. If DT does end up solving it, why will he not deserve it? btw I don't see it happening though. Nov 16, 2016 10:22am


What makes you think that he will prefer Pakistan over India? What if he says whole Kashmir belongs to India? Will you accept it?

Samir rahman (India) Nov 16, 2016 10:23am

it is not profitable for the american, russian and israeli arms and aviation industry if the indo-pak conflict is resolved

maghrib Nov 16, 2016 10:50am

@AHA Before that Pakistan must accept and vacate from the occupied Kashmir as per the declaration by the UN Security Council, before any any other matter

maghrib Nov 16, 2016 11:05am

@Jo BetterGrand Better solution is to go back to our old motherland and live there with her and live in peace with her for ever

maghrib Nov 16, 2016 11:10am

@alla bux Gland that you are an intelligent person

thought. Nov 16, 2016 12:26pm Yes I will.

Tmos Nov 16, 2016 12:27pm

Nice tip ... :-)

Siddhartha Nov 18, 2016 09:34am

Dear Mr. Aziz, I am not taking any side. But you know there is a thing call the "Reality?