February 2008 News

Musharraf Says Flexibility To Resolve Kashmir Issue

4 February 2008

Islamabad: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Monday called for flexibility to resolve the long-standing Kashmir issue. Pakistan and India have fought three wars, two over Kashmir, since their independence in 1947. 'We believe that with sincerity, courage and flexibility, we can achieve a solution to the long- standing Kashmir dispute,' President Musharraf said in his message on 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' to be observed across Pakistan on Tuesday. Rallies and seminars would be organized by government and political parties to support Kashmiris. 'Pakistan is engaged in a sincere, sustained and purposeful dialogue with India on Kashmir,' President Musharraf said. The President said Pakistan always stressed the need to end violence and human rights abuses in Indian- controlled Kashmir. 'We firmly believe that an enabling environment is necessary for the success of peace process,' he said. He said, 'Pakistan stands in solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters and assure them of our full support in their just struggle for self-determination.' He said Kashmir issue remains on the agenda of United Nations as an un-fulfilled obligation.

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