ISLAMABAD, Sept 30: Pakistan wants a ‘result-oriented, uninterrupted dialogue’ with India that will help find a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute, President Asif Ali Zardari has told Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq.
Mr Zardari reiterated Pakistan’s stance of continuing to support the Kashmiri cause at a meeting with the Mirwaiz, who heads the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported on Sunday.
He said Pakistan would continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people, who had rendered countless sacrifices for upholding their dignity and freedom, and the fulfillment of the promise for effective exercise of their right to self-determination, as envisaged in the relevant UN resolutions.
“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,” he said.
The president reiterated his call to the global community to focus attention on the plight of the 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 Mr Zardari for the support extended to the people of Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Ambassador Sherry Rehman and Ambassador Masood Khan were present at the meeting.