AJK Premier Urges Pak To Revisit Kashmir Policy

AJK Premier Urges Pak To Revisit Kashmir Policy

5 January 2010
The Dawn


Muzaffarabad: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider on Tuesday called for a joint session of Pakistan’s parliament to “revisit the national Kashmir policy” which he said had seen deviation under Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. “Pakistan needs to reaffirm its decision of 1949 from its most supreme forum of parliament,” Mr Haider said in his welcome address to President Asif Ali Zardari during a special joint sitting of the AJK assembly and AJK council here. Mr Haider suggested that a ‘national security policy’ should be formulated to rid the country of problems it was facing. “National security does not just mean raising troops but providing food security, resolving the issues of water and energy and ensuring a free judiciary and authoritative parliament,” he said and expressed the hope that Mr Zardari could work towards that end. He said Kashmiris supported the composite dialogue between India and Pakistan and wanted to see them live in peace. However, he warned that Pakistan should remain wary of India as long as Kashmir issue was not resolved.


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