ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Wednesday said India had impaired the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) forum with its unilateral decision of canceling a scheduled conference.

On participation in the upcoming Heart of Asia Conference in India, the adviser said Pakistan was deeply related with Afghanistan and did not want to remain disconnected.

In an interview, however, he made it clear that Heart of Asia was not a bilateral conference rather it was related to what was happening inside Afghanistan.

To another question, Sartaj said the incumbent government had effectively raised the issue of Indian-held Kashmir at every forum, including the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

He said all missions and government’s representatives had been very vocal over the issue. Sartaj informed that a separate cabinet meeting would be held soon over the grave situation in held Kashmir.

“It is very significant movement. It is a new kind of Intifada, led by the new Kashmiri generation who are carrying Pakistani flags and demanding liberation from illegitimate Indian rule,” he noted.