Pak Kashmir committee to remind Obama of his promise to resolve Kashmir issue

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Islamabad, Feb. 4 (ANI): Pakistan's Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir has decided to send a memorandum to US President Barack Obama to remind him of his commitment to resolve the Kashmir issue.

The decision came after the committee's meeting at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief, Fazlur Rehman.

"US president had pledged to resolve the Kashmir issue therefore the parliamentary committee should remind him of his promise. The committee would soon draft a memorandum to send it to President Obama," the Daily Times quoted one committee member as saying.

The committee also passed a unanimous resolution saying the Kashmiris had a right to self-determination, and that Pakistan would continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to them. The committee urged the nation to observe February 5 as solidarity week with the Kashmiris.

Rehman told reporters that the US president had not taken any practical steps to resolve the Kashmir issue so far.

He said the US administration had earlier promised that the newly appointed US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, would also work for resolution of the Kashmir issue, but the promise has not been fulfilled.

The JUI-F chief criticised New Delhi for moving the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after the Mumbai terror attacks, adding it should also stick to the UN resolutions for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.

He also said that India was involved in creating trouble on Pakistan's western border. (ANI)

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