Islamabad, Feb 13: In line with its obsession with Kashmir, Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that said that Kashmiris like the Palestinians are fighting for their rights on Friday, Feb 12.
"The resolution of the Palestine issue finds resonance in the just and peaceful struggle of Kashmiri people for self-determination. People of Palestine and ... Kashmir are fighting for their just right of self-determination,"Gilani said during the meeting with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Assuring his support to Palestine, Gilani said that Pakistan will continue to be with the people of Palestine in their fight for self-determination and a sovereign state.
The prime minister said that Pakistan wants Israel to withdraw completley from all occupied Arab territories, including Jerusalem, along with abandoning the construction of settlements and a separation wall, excavation beneath the Al-Aqsa mosque and eviction of Palestinians from their homes.
Drawing furthering comparison between Kashmir and Palestine, Gilani said that peace will not prevail in South Asia and Middle East unless the problems of Kashmir and Palestine were solved.
Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari in his meeting with his Palestinian President, said that Pakistan will continue to its unequivocal and unreserved support to Palestinian people in its struggle to establish an independent and sovereign Palestinian state.
The statement by Gilani came a day after finalizing the date for Indo-Pak peace talks.