14/11/2018 5:06 PM IST | Updated 14/11/2018 5:06 PM IST

Shahid Afridi Thinks Pakistan Doesn't Need Kashmir, Says It Can't Handle Even Its 4 Provinces

He said Kashmir should be independent, and not even go to India.

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Shahid Afridi in a file photo.

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has landed himself in a spot by opining on the most contentious issue between his country and its neighbour India—Kashmir.

Speaking to students at the British Parliament, Afridi said that Pakistan was incapable of even handling the four provinces it already has and did not need another burden.

"Main kehta hoon chalo Pakistan ko nahi chahiye Kashmir, India ko bhi na do, Kashmir apna ek mulq bane. At least insaaniyat toh zinda rahe, jo insaan mar rahein hain woh toh na ho na yaar. Nahi chahiye Pakistan ko, Pakistan se yeh chaar sube nahi samhal rahe. (I think Pakistan doesn't need Kashmir, don't give it to India also. Kashmir should be an independent country. At least humanity will remain alive, the people who are dying won't die. Pakistan can't even take care of its four provinces)," Afridi said.

This is not the first time that Afridi has commented on Kashmir. He had tweeted earlier in April:

His tweet had attracted severe criticism from Indians.