Pak­istan pitches for speedy res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir dis­pute

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—Pak­istan Sun­day pitched for bet­ter ties with In­dia and a speedy res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir dis­pute, on a day sus­pected LeT mil­i­tants killed eight CRPF per­son­nel and in­jured 21 oth­ers in Pul­wama district.

Pak­istani en­voy to In­dia Ab­dul Ba­sit made the com­ments at an If­tar party or­gan­ised at the Pak­istan High Com­mis­sion premises here. “Our pol­icy is to es­tab­lish peace and har­mony across the world and this is our pol­icy to­wards In­dia as well. It has the same essence and spirit. We want im­proved re­la­tions with In­dia, on that of same stand­ing and that we live in peace to­gether. We solve the is­sues and chal­lenges with peace. We want the most im­por­tant is­sue of Jammu and Kash­mir to be solved as soon as pos­si­ble so that we can give our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions a peace­ful South Asia,” he said.

In the dead­li­est at­tack on govern­ment forces in re­cent years, eight CRPF per­son­nel were killed and 21 crit­i­cally wounded when ter­ror­ists at­tacked a bus car­ry­ing Pam­pore in Jammu and Kash­mir, in what ap­peared to be a sui­cide at­tack Lashkar-e-Taiba. Sur­pris­ingly, the top Hur­riyat lead­er­ship from both the hard­line and mod­er­ate fac­tions was ab­sent at the func­tion hosted by the Pak­istan High Com­mis­sion.

Pro-Pak­istan Hur­riyat (G) Chair­man Syed Ali Gee­lani sent his clos­est aides, in­clud­ing his son-in-law Altaf Ahmed Shah alias ‘Fan­toosh’, spokesper­son Ayaz Ak­bar and oth­ers for the event. Mod­er­ate Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence of Mir­waiz Umer Fa­rooq was rep­re­sented by Maulana Mas­roor Ab­bas An­sari.—GK

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