New Delhi. June 3: Pakistani Army chief Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of Partition and the Kashmir problem should be resolved according to the United Nations resolutions.
Sharif, who took over as the chief of the Pakistani Army from Ashfaq Parveiz Kayani in November 2013, made his remarks while addressing an audience at the National Defence University in Islamabad, according to a series of tweets posted by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa quoting his army chief.
Sharif had lost his eldest brother in the 1971 war with India and is known to be a hardliner.
Just Resolution in the light of UN resolutions & as per aspirations of Kashmiris to bring lasting peace in region-6/6— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) June 3, 2015
Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition,Pak &Kashmir are inseparable.While we wish peace, stability in region,we want Kashmir's...5/6— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) June 3, 2015
Sharif's remarks came in the wake of repeated cases of ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC). On Monday, a prolonged encounter started after Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by firing automatic weapons and grenades on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Islamabad recently said that it will not engage with India if Kashmir issue was excluded. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz said that the cancellation of scheduled talks over a meeting with Kashmir leaders last year showed that New Delhi was reluctant to talk on the issue.