Ties with India Islamabad's priority: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

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Islamabad, June 4: Friendly relations with India on the basis of mutual confidence and cooperation is Islamabad's priority but it wants India to resolve the Kashmir issue, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said on Thursday.

"We want that India must take steps to resolve the Kashmir issue according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people to provide solid ground for peace in the region," Geo News quoted Mamnoon Hussain as saying while addressing a joint parliamentary session.

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He said India without reason suspended the dialogue process with Pakistan but "we understand that the resolution of issues between the two countries is possible only through dialogue".

The president also called upon India to resume the dialogue process with sincerity and good intention for long lasting peace in South Asia.

He further said: "We will continue the fight against terrorism till the elimination of the last terrorist."

Mamnoon Hussain went on to say that the nation stood united on the issue of flushing out terrorists at all costs.

The presidential address to the joint parliamentary session at the advent of a new parliamentary year is mandatory under the country's constitution.

IANS

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