Musharraf, Soomro vow to continue supporting Kashmir cause

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Islamabad, Feb.5 : President Pervez Musharraf and caretaker rime Minister Muhammadmian Soomro have reiterated Pakistan's ommitment to continue extending moral, political and diplomatic upport for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance ith the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, President Musharraf aid the government was engaged in a sincere, sustained and urposeful dialogue with India on Kashmir. "We believe that with sincerity, courage and flexibility, we can chieve a solution to the long-standing Kashmir dispute," he aid.
"We firmly believe that an enabling environment is necessary for he success of the peace process," he said. He said several ashmir-related Confidence Building Measures initiated by akistan, brought some relief to the Kashmiris living on both ides of the Line of Control.

The president mentioned his four-point proposal aimed at breaking he decades-old deadlock and demonstrating Pakistan's readiness o work constructively to find a solution, acceptable to all arties, especially the Kashmiris.

He said: "Pakistan stands in solidarity with our Kashmiri rothers and sisters and assures them of our full support in heir just struggle for self-determination." He said the akistanis and Kashmiris all over the world extend their full upport for the inherent rights of Kashmiri people to determine heir own destiny.

"We salute the families of over 90,000 Kashmiris who have acrificed their lives in the valiant struggle to attain their nalienable right to freedom." He said the Kashmir issue remains n the agenda of the United Nations as an un-fulfilled bligation.

Prime Minister Soomro in his message said that lasting peace in he region could be achieved if international community and India onour the pledge made to the Kashmiri people for their right to elf-determination.

"The right of Kashmiri people to self-determination was amongst he first to be recognized by the United Nations. Nearly six ecades later, this commitment by the international community emains unfulfilled," he said.

"We are pursuing a sustained dialogue with India for a peaceful esolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of he Kashmiri people," he said.

ANI

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