July 2002 News

No compromise on Kashmir issue: Musharraf

27 July 2002
The Hindu
B Muralidhar Reddy

ISLAMABAD: On the eve of the visit of the United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, here, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has asserted that Pakistan would never compromise on its ''just stand'' on Kashmir and would always support the U.N. Security Council Resolutions on the subject. Presiding over a special Corps Commanders meeting at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi today, Gen. Musharraf appraised them about the prevailing international and regional environment. Since he assumed power in October 1999, Gen. Musharraf has been regularly briefing his corps commanders on various matters of importance and taking their suggestions. Today''s meeting, held after a gap of nearly one-and-a-half months, is significant in the wake of Mr. Powell''s visit and the rising political temperature within Pakistan due to the general elections scheduled in October. An official statement said Gen. Musharraf gave the details of his Government''s interaction with dignitaries from the U.S., Lebanon, Iran, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka who had visited Pakistan in the recent past. He also spoke about his coming visit to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

 

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