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  Kashmir core issue between India, Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Kashmir core issue between India, Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Published : Oct 25, 2016, 7:17 am IST
Updated : Oct 25, 2016, 7:17 am IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir issue must be resolved according to the UN resolutions and as per the commitments made by India.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir issue must be resolved according to the UN resolutions and as per the commitments made by India.

Talking to United Kingdom’s national security adviser Mark Lyall Grant, who called on him here, Mr Sharif said the world community must take a note of the “grave human rights violations and atrocities committed by the Indian forces” in Kashmir.

 

The Prime Minister said that the issue of Kashmir was the core issue between Pakistan and India and its resolution will ensure durable peace in the region. He said that it was high time that the long-standing issue of Kashmir is resolved as per the aspirations of the people of Kashmir; guaranteed to them by the UN resolutions. He said Pakistan was a peace-loving country and pursued the policy of maintaining friendly relationships with all its neighbours.

He claimed more than 100 people had been killed, hundreds have been blinded by the use of pellet guns while thousands have been injured in the last few months alone.

The British NSA appreciated Mr Sharif’s policy of reaching out to neighbouring countries for establishing cordial relationships with them.

 

He added: “We encourage and support your efforts for peaceful cooperation with your neighbouring countries.”

He acknowledged the huge sacrifices made by the armed forces, the police and other law enforcing agencies in the war against terrorists.

He said that the commitment of political government and armed forces, supported by the people of Pakistan have resulted into phenomenal victory against terrorism.

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said that the issue of Kashmir was one of the oldest disputes pending in the United Nations, which should be resolved in light of world body’s resolutions.

Talking to reporters here on 71 anniversary of the United Nations, he said that the world body should play its due role in resolution of Kashmir issue for lasting peace in the region by ascertaining wishes of the people Kashmir.

 

To a question, the Foreign Secretary said Indian “unprovoked firing on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary” was unfortunate, which should be stopped immediately. He said Islamabad always abide by the ceasefire agreement with New Delhi, but India always resorted to “unprovoked firing” even on civilian population and Pakistan is compelled to respond. Mr Chaudhry said it was hoped that United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) will submit their report over ceasefire violations by India on LoC and the working boundary. He said Islamabad was preparing dossiers about India’s intervention in Pakistan, which would be submitted to UN General Secretary and other world fora. To a question, Mr Chaudhry said Pakistan wanted peace in Afghanistan and was playing its due role in furthering the reconciliation process. He said quadrilateral group was formed to promote reconciliation in Afghanistan and all the countries are contributing in establishing peace, harmony, and reconciliation.

 

Location: Pakistan, Islamabad