Sharif urges Obama to fulfil his promises on Kashmir issue

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Lahore, Oct.30 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has urged US President Barack Obama to deliver on his promises of addressing the Kashmir issue.

Sharif met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here and told her that Obama, during his presidential campaign, had promised to work towards promoting peace in the region and help normalise the relationship between India and Pakistan.

Terming Obama's proposal as a 'positive concept', Sharif said it was time that the idea should be given proper shape.

"People of Pakistan would welcome such an objective, which would make a meaningful contribution for establishing peace in the region," The Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.

Praising Obama's special policy with regard to the Muslim world, Sharif said it would help promote understanding, reduce tension and allay negative emotions associated with the western countries.

The former Prime Minister also took up the issue of the controversial Kerry Lugar Bill with Clinton and urged her resolve the crisis.

Clinton, however, appeared to be in no mood to address the issue. She said that the Obama Administration is aware about the reservations of the people of Pakistan.

"That was why the US government had issued an explanatory note on it (Kerry Lugar Bill)," she said.

Clinton clarified that Washington has no intention to question Pakistan's integrity and solidarity and hurt the feelings of its people through the aid. (ANI)

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