Kashmir-centric CBMs paying dividends: Khar


Islamabad, Apr 18: The confidence-building measures on Kashmir agreed upon between India and Pakistan had “paid dividends and have helped build an atmosphere of mutual trust”, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday.
However, the Kashmir dispute “remained the core issue between India and Pakistan hampering prosperity and development in the region”, she said.
Pakistan is committed to a “just and peaceful resolution” of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, Khar said.
Khar made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation of the Kashmir European Forum that included British MP Steve Baker and councillor Mahboob Husain Bhatti, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
She noted that the democratically elected government of Pakistan had made “substantive and consistent efforts for a meaningful engagement with India”.
At the same time, Khar said Pakistan has continued drawing the international community's attention to alleged “human rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan has also called for revoking “draconian laws” in Jammu and Kashmir, she added. Khar appreciated the role played by Baker in initiating a debate on Kashmir in the House of Commons.
Baker said he and the Kashmir European Forum will continue supporting the cause of the Kashmiri people.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST

  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)

  • Kashmir

Few high-end tourists visit Valley: Director Tourism



Srinagar, Apr 18: Director Tourism Farooq Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said that Tourism Department was trying its best to woo the high-end tourists to visit the Valley but their number was very low.   More

  • Srinagar City

KU STUDENTS PROTEST against dog menace, SMC


Srinagar, Apr 18: Scared of the growing dog menace in the City, Kashmir University students on Wednesday staged protest demonstrations against the government, particularly the Srinagar Municipal Corporation More

  • Jammu

Expand scope of cross LoC trade, travel: Mehbooba to India, Pak

Poonch, Apr 18: President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday   said complete operationalization of cross LOC routes was must for improving relations between India and Pakistan More

  • South Asia

'Kashmiris not averse to Indo-PaK dialogue process'

Status-quo won’t be acceptable to people of Valley: Malik


Islamabad, Apr 18: Former PaK premier, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chudhary and the JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik have reiterated their call for a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue between key More

  • World

Mamata named among world's most influential people


New York, Apr 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been named among the 100 most influential people in the world by the prestigious Time magazine in its 2012 list which also includes US President More

Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions