On Kashmir day, PM pledges full support

Says govt will extend its unwavering support to Kashmiris.

February 05, 2013
Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. PHOTO: FILE


Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said on Monday that Pakistan will stand by the people of Kashmir till a peaceful resolution to the dispute is achieved.

In a message issued on the occasion of Kashmir day, Prime Minister Ashraf said: “On behalf of the government, I reaffirm Pakistan’s commitment to a just and peaceful resolution to the Kashmir dispute,”

He said the government will continue to extend its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the cause, which has been on the agenda of the United Nations for the past six decades, however, remains unresolved.

The premier said that the right to self determination of the people of the region will be achieved through a free and impartial plebiscite in line with the UN Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

Ashraf said Pakistan supports dialogue with the Indian government and has introduced confidence building measures (CMB) is this regard.

“We have initiated CBMs in good faith and hope that they will mitigate the sufferings of the Kashmiri populace,” Ashraf said.

Highlighting the importance of the occasion he said that, “February 5 is observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day by the people of Pakistan every year to reaffirm our resolve to stand by our Kashmiri brethren.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2013.


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Clear Black Bag | 9 years ago | Reply

@Genesis:The UN resolution says Kashmir dispute should be solved by peaceful and meaningful communication process and also by the people of Kashmir who they want to stay with. Later after 1971 Shimla agreement, it is clearly stated that no state would cross the LOC and will remain on each other’s side peacefully Since 1948 did ever India give Kashmiris their basic right of plebiscite?Never but always played the elections' drama in Jammu and Kashmir and coerced the Kashmiri people on gunpoint to cast their votes in favor of India.I am glad to read your comment that you presented the solution of Kashmir issue which any one didn't present and if you give freewill and freedom of using plebiscite right to the Kashmiri people now,which has never been given,then the Kashmir issue can be resolved easily according to the wishes of Kashmiri people and we Pakistani are also insisting on the same thing you mentioned in your comment.

Insaan | 9 years ago | Reply

Why this PM does not pledge full support to Shias, Ahmadis and other minorities?

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