PaK Cabinet For Kashmiris’ Inclusion In Talks10 March 2010
Muzaffarabad: The Pakistan Administrated Kashmir (PaK) cabinet has called for inclusion of Kashmiris in the Indo-Pak dialogue process to find a viable and lasting solution of the Kashmir issue. A resolution adopted at the PaK cabinet meeting Wednesday while condemning the “latest Indian firing on villages nearing Line of Control (LoC)” observed that the unprovoked firing on PaK civilian population cannot deter them from the backing the freedom struggle of their Kashmiri brethren. Expressing satisfaction over the resumption of dialogues between India and Pakistan, the resolution called for making the talks productive and fruitful. The meeting, chaired by PaK prime minister Farooq Haider, observed that India was attempting to avoid composite dialogue and insisting on obstinate approach to hoodwink the world. The meeting demanded tripartite talks over Kashmir to make the resolution process result-oriented. The cabinet meeting also commended the Chinese foreign minister’s statement of declaring Kashmir “a dispute to be settled”. The meeting expected that president Asif Ali Zardari and prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani will not impose any cut on the PaK development budget and fulfil their commitment to settle the constitutional matters of PaK. The cabinet also raised the compensation amount for those killed in PaK terror attacks to half a million rupees from one hundred thousands.