Zardari extends support to Kashmir cause
Will host international conference on Kashmir soon
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Sep 6: Reiterating his party’s ‘all out support to Kashmir cause’, the outgoing president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari Friday said the country is committed to a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in line with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
Zardari made these remarks while talking to a high-level delegation of Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control. Besides, leaders of both factions of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Chaudhary Majeed and senior minister Chaudhary Yaseen were part of the delegation.
While assuring the visiting delegates of Pakistan’s continued support to Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination, Zardari said the PPP leadership wouldn’t compromise on the inalienable right. “So far as Kashmir issue is concerned, Pakistan People’s Party will follow the policy of its founding father Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and will redouble its efforts to highlight the Kashmir cause at the international level,” sources quoted Zardari as saying.
According to sources, Zardari told the delegates that the PPP would very soon organize an international conference on Kashmir outside the country to sensitize international community about the pressing need for an early solution to the long-running dispute.
While lauding Kashmiris’ sacrifices, he said people of Kashmir have rendered unprecedented sacrifices to achieve their cherished goal. He however maintained that people of Kashmir should not lose courage and confidence as “India is gradually losing ground in Kashmir.”
Kashmiri leaders on the occasion expressed their gratitude to the outgoing President, government and the people of Pakistan for their continued support to Kashmiris’ just struggle for self-determination.
Meanwhile, PaK premier Choudhary Majeed hosted a reception in honour of Zardari at Kashmir House Islamabad.
He Zardari had made a new history by being the “first elected president of Pakistan to leave the presidency with honor, dignity and soothing influence after completing full constitutional term.”
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