Kashmir holds the key to 'peace': Gilani

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Yousuf Raza Gilani
Islamabad, Jun 2: Pakistan prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday Jun 2, sought a 'constructive and purposeful' dialogue with India to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Gilani said, "Pakistan remains committed to finding a just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people."

Gliani claimed that the Kashmir issue 'holds the key to durable peace in the region' and said that it must be resolved through 'sincere dialogue' in order to open up vast opportunities for the socio-economic development of the South Asian region.

Gilani also said, "Following the Mumbai incident, India has put a pause on the composite dialogue. Pakistan has stressed the need for engagement and resumption of the composite dialogue. We have pressed upon India that focus of the efforts of the two countries should remain on countering terrorism which is the real issue and not mutual recrimination."

Gilani added, "Pakistan hope that the peace process would resume soon and become result-oriented in addressing all outstanding issues, including J-K."

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