Good news on Kashmir soon: Gilani

Sunday, October 17, 2010

LAHORE - Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has congratulated his nation and the people of Kashmir on ‘international recognition’ of Pakistan’s demands on the issue, and said that people would hear good news soon.

During a meeting with AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, Gilani reiterated that Pakistan is committed to resolving the Kashmir issue, and it would not compromise on its principles regarding the Kashmir policy, the Daily times reported.

“Recognition by the international community of this long-standing demand of Pakistan for resolution of the Kashmir issue augurs well for the cause and Kashmiris will soon receive good news in this regard,” he said.

Attique briefed Gilani on his participation in high-level meetings in Brussels for resolution of the Kashmir issue, as well as his input at the United Nations, European Union and the Organisation of Islamic Conference meeting.

Adoption of the Kashmir dispute as an international issue by the European Union Parliament after 63 years was the Pakistan government’s greatest achievement on the foreign affairs front, Attique said, adding that the EU had started a hearing in its parliament for resolution of the long-standing issue.

He also said that the UN, EU and OIC had included the Kashmir issue in their official businesses after adopting a common mechanism for its resolution, adding that this success was an outcome of a dedicated struggle of the present Pakistani government based on a principled stance. (ANI)

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