ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance to continue support to the Kashmiri cause while exchanging his views with Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly session at New York.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman and senior Ambassador Masood Khan were also present during the meeting.
The President, during the meeting, reiterated Pakistan's principled stance to continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren, who had rendered countless sacrifices for upholding their dignity and freedom, pleading for equity and justice, and the fulfillment of the promise for the effective exercise of their right to self-determination, as envisaged in the relevant UN resolutions.
President Zardari added that, “Pakistan believes that result-oriented uninterrupted dialogue process with India will greatly help create a conducive environment to find permanent solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.”
The President restated his call to the international community to focus its attention towards the plight of Kashmiri people, who have been waging a legitimate struggle for their right of self-determination for over six decades despite suffering huge losses and human rights violations.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq thanked the President for the support extended to the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination.