ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said that Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has won the UN support for cause of Kashmir, so the Opposition should now stop their baseless propaganda and criticism on government's foreign policy.

Welcoming UN Secretary General's offer to mediate Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, he said that it was a historic victory of present government's foreign policy and the diplomatic offensive launched by it to rally the support of international community to highlight Kashmir issue.

It is also a testimony to the initiatives and policies of PML-N government in the sphere of foreign policy that international community and public opinion now recognizes Pakistan's position on Kashmir, he added.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid said this should put to rest all those who oppose and criticise the govt simply for the sake of Opposition, mislead and hoodwink the people.

He said that Imran Khan and PPP as part of their campaign to malign Nawaz Sharif politicised the Kashmir issue and demoralised the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are waging a struggle for their right to self-determination.

The Opposition should now accept that the foreign policy of PML-N govt is based on safeguarding and protecting the national interests including the core issue of Kashmir, he stressed. Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that foreign policy is a sensitive affair and irresponsible behaviour and impatience on the part of Opposition may cause irreparable damage to the cause of ongoing indigenous struggle of Kashmiris for their just right to self-determination.

The policies of PML-N govt on international issues have always been consistent with national interests, he added.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid also urged all political parties to shun their differences and rally behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to demonstrate their sincerity with the just cause of Jammu and Kashmir.