Zardari wants lasting solution to Kashmir issue
Pakistan wants a "result-oriented uninterrupted dialogue" with India
that will help find a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute, Pakistani
President Asif Ali Zardari told Kashmiri leader and Hurriyat chairman
Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq.
Zardari reiterated Pakistan's stance to continue support to the Kashmiri
cause at a meeting with the Mirwaiz, who heads the moderate faction of the
All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, on the sidelines of
the UN General Assembly session in New York, the Associated Press of
Pakistan (APP) reported on Sunday.
He said Pakistan would continue extending "political, moral and diplomatic
support" to the Kashmiri people, who had rendered "countless sacrifices
for upholding their dignity and freedom, pleading for equity and justice".
"Pakistan believes that result-oriented uninterrupted dialogue process
with India will greatly help create a conducive environment to find
permanent solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the
aspirations of the people of Kashmir," the APP quoted Zardari as saying.
The president reiterated his call to the global community to focus
attention on the plight of Kashmiri people, who have been waging a
"legitimate struggle" for their right of self-determination for over six
decades, "despite suffering huge losses and human rights violations", the
The Mirwaiz thanked Zardari for the support extended to the people of
Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Ambassador to the US
Sherry Rehman were also present at the meeting.
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