PM Ashraf calls for resolving tensions with India

Published: July 19, 2012
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Islamabad will continue its moral, political, diplomatic support to struggle for right of self determination: Ashraf.

Islamabad will continue its moral, political, diplomatic support to struggle for right of self determination: Ashraf.

Islamabad will continue its moral, political, diplomatic support to struggle for right of self determination: Ashraf. Islamabad will continue its moral, political, diplomatic support to struggle for right of self determination: Ashraf. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE
MUZAFFARABAD: 

Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf reiterated Pakistan’s desire to resolve tensions with India through dialogue during his day-long visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday.

Addressing a public meeting at Athmuqam, Neelam Valley’s district headquarters, PM Ashraf said that Pakistan seeks durable and everlasting peace in South Asia. He stressed the early settlement of Kashmir issue in line with UN resolutions of United Nations and the aspirations of the Kahmiri people.

The premier assured the people of Jammu & Kashmir that Islamabad will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to their struggle for the right of self determination. “This support will continue till the settlement of Kashmir issue according to their wishes”, he declared. PM Ashraf also stressed Pakistan’s desire to develop good neighbourly relations with Afghanistan. It is our earnest desire that Afghan issue be addressed in accordance with the aspirations of the Afghans, he said, adding that Pakistan was ready to help them in this regard.

General elections

Prime Minister Ashraf said the country is swiftly moving towards the general elections, adding no one should have any doubt or fear regarding fairness and transparency. He maintained that an impartial Chief Election Commissioner had been selected with the Opposition’s consensus to address this issue.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Jat
    Jul 19, 2012 - 10:53AM

    Mumbai blasts, Mumbai blasts again and Mumbai attack 26/11. Catch and hand over the planners; then we can think of reducing tension.

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  • Naveed Javed
    Jul 19, 2012 - 10:57AM

    Sanity!

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Jul 19, 2012 - 10:59AM

    The biggest ever tension between Pakistan-India is “Kashmir” because India claims that Kashmir is India’s integral part and Pakistan claims that Kashmir is a disputed area.Just resolve the longest and in the pipeline Kashmir issue on priority basis as soon as possible and the other remaining issue shall be resolved easily……….

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  • Not me
    Jul 19, 2012 - 11:17AM

    Yes please do it.Let the people on both sides live in peace.Let there be progress and development

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jul 19, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Prosperity in the region is linked to Kashmir dispute. Nehru made a mistake refusing to accept UN resolutions. If India now agree to independence to Kashmir, there will be troublesome in other Indian states, such as Aasam, Jarkhand etc.

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  • Lala Gee
    Jul 19, 2012 - 3:24PM

    The only way forward to a long lasting peace in the region is that India accepts her mistake for not honoring her repeated promises made to the Kashmiri people, to Pakistan, and to the world to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir. Instead India annexed the disputed territory on the basis of accession documents signed by the Maharaja against the wishes of his subjects. The unprincipled act of Indian government is in stark contract when she refused to follow the same principle in case of Hindu majority Junagadh State where the ruler acceded to Pakistan.

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  • Lala Gee
    Jul 19, 2012 - 3:25PM

    The only way forward to a long lasting peace in the region is that India accepts her mistake for not honoring her repeated promises made to the Kashmiri people, to Pakistan, and to the world to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir. Instead India annexed the disputed territory on the basis of accession documents signed by the Maharaja against the wishes of his subjects. The unprincipled act of Indian government is in stark contrast when she refused to follow the same principle in case of Hindu majority Junagadh State where the ruler acceded to Pakistan.

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  • SL DUA
    Jul 19, 2012 - 6:02PM

    The Express Tribune is not a news site but a propaganda site. The other point of view is not allowed in comments here. Thoo hai.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Jul 20, 2012 - 9:27AM

    @Jat:
    Why are you trying to forget or why are you forgetting Samjhota Express’ intentional and willful incident and remembering Mumbai attacks only????????
    First you catch/arrest the culprits of Samjhota Express’ incident and hand over Pakistan then you may expect that Pakistan may hand over you Mumbai attacks’ planners……..

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