Musharraf Urges A Just, Equitable Settlement Of Kashmir
7 February 2008
Associated Press of Pakistan
Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf Thursday urging a just, equitable and negotiated settlement of Kashmir dispute said the country will continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people. Talking to Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, at the Camp Office, President Musharraf said the dispute needs to be resolved in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiris and is acceptable to both Pakistan and India. The President also mentioned the various initiatives taken by Pakistan to alleviate the sufferings of the Kashmiri people, residing on either side of the Line of Control, including greater contact among the divided families and the bus service. Sardar Attique thanked the government and people of Pakistan for their unflinching support to the cause of Kashmir. He lauded the efforts of President Pervez Musharraf for highlighting the sufferings of the Kashmiri people and for advocating its negotiated settlement during Pak-India parleys and at international fora. He particularly pointed to the tremendous contribution made by the armed forces of Pakistan for the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts after the Oct 8 earthquake. Sardar Attique briefed the President about the measures being taken for progress, development and socio- economic uplift of the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.