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Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Maulana Fazlur-Rehman on Thursday said that Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to people of Kashmir.

He said this while chairing the committee meeting here at Parliament House.

Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other Senior Officers of Foreign Office updated the committee on the issue.

The committee was briefed about the discussions at the recent meeting with India. CBMS like trade across the line of control as well as movement of the Kashmiris between the borders was also discussed.

The committee was also informed that the nuclear pact between the two countries have been extended for five years.

The Kashmir Committee advised the Foreign Office to keep the Kashmir issue at the forefront. “It is the core issue and Pakistan can't afford to put it at the backburner.”

“Kashmiri have rendered unforgettable sacrifices and we should not do anything which damages the Kashmir cause.”

Maulana Fazlur Rehman directed the Foreign Office to speak firmly, with confidence on Kashmir.

He said the whole nation is behind the Foreign Office on the issue.

“We may have differences on other issues, but we are all united on three issues friendship with China, nuclear assets and Kashmir,” he added.