Committed to Kashmir cause: Pak
Islamabad, May 14: Reaffirming his country’s political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmir cause, Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) won’t betray Kashmiris as its foundation was laid on the basis of the Kashmir dispute.
“It was Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who had declared that Pakistan will fight a thousand-year war for Kashmir and PPP still adheres to its founder’s slogan”, Gilani said while addressing PPP workers convention at Muzaffarabad on Saturday.
He paid tributes to Kashmiri martyrs who laid down their lives during the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination. Regarding the forthcoming elections he said that free, fair and impartial elections would be held in the region. “We will strengthen democracy and democratic institutions in the area”, he said adding that PPP has not to come to power through backdoor.
About the prevailing political situation Pakistan, Gilani said the country was ready to cooperate with world powers on equal terms and on the basis of mutual trust.
Highlighting Pakistan’s contribution on war against terror he said that the country had sacrificed thousands of lives in this war.
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