ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid has said that a resolution of the Kashmir issue is imperative for long-lasting peace in South Asia, Radio Pakistan reported.
Addressing a function on Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday, the information minister said the resolution would bring prosperity in the region, pulling people out of illiteracy and poverty.
He reiterated that Pakistan would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.
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The information minister urged India to fulfill their former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's promise of a referendum in Kashmir.
“…India cannot become part of the UN Security Council until it fulfils pledges made by Nehru,” he said.
Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also spoke on the occasion, and urged the international community to play its role in helping resolve the Kashmir dispute.
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