Why can't Pakistan abandon Shimla Agreement?
India repeatedly refuses third-party mediation and insists that the Kashmir issue is "bilateral."
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On the other hand, Pakistan seems keen on involving a third party.
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However, they can't because they signed Shimla Accord in 1972, which says that any issue between India and Pakistan should be solved bilaterally.
Why can't Pakistan abandon the Shimla Accord?