Settlement of J&K issue vital for regional peace: PM
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said settlement of the long-standing issue of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with the UN resolutions would pave the way for durable peace in South Asia.
Talking to President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Sardar Yaqub Khan and Prime Minister AJ&K, Chaudhary Abdul Majeed here at his Parliament House Chamber, he reiterated his government’s resolve to continue moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their just demand for right to self-determination.
The Prime Minister said the association of Pakistan Peoples Party with the Kashmir cause was embedded in its history. He said it was Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, the founder of the PPP, who championed the cause of Kashmir and internationalized it.
The Prime Minister said socio-economic development of AJ&K figured high on the democratic government’s agenda. He said massive development projects have been completed during the tenure of the present government, which include universities, highways and bridges. He said the government was committed to early rehabilitation of earthquake-hit areas and said the federal government would release funds for the timely completion of all on-going projects in Kashmir.