Srinagar, Nov 16: In yet another instance of duplicity, Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has written a letter to separatist leader Asiya Andrabi said Islamabad does not see Kashmir dispute as a geographical or border issue, but an unfinished agenda of the 1947 Partition plan.
Sharif made the remark in a letter to chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Asiya Andrabi, who is known for making anti-India and pro-Pakistan remarks in the Kashmir Valley.
"I am thankful to you for your Ideas and sentiments. May Allah give me the strength to live up to the expectations that you have expressed on me and the Islamic Democratic Republic of Pakistan. The Faith you have expressed on the Pakistan's current stand on Kashmir is a matter of satisfaction for me," Sharif wrote in the letter.
Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan's policy of providing moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmir in its struggle for the right to self-determination.
He wrote, "Pakistan, does not consider Kashmir to be a Geographical or border dispute but a dispute due to the unfinished business of partition of the Subcontinent in 1947. The essence of the the principles of partition is that the Muslim majority state of Kashmir should be given the right to self determination. This right has been recognised by the entire world through the forum of United Nations."
It is to be noted that India has consistently denied inclusion of Separatist leaders on talks between India and Pakistan.