Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pakistan -India dialogue on Kashmir should Not be for the sake of dialogue: Pakistan Foriegn Minister

Pakistan -India dialogue on Kashmir should
Not be for the sake of dialogue: Pakistan  Foriegn Minister

(APP): Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Pak-India dialogue on Kashmir should not be for the sake of dialogue but it should yield constructive results. “Pakistan believes in the resolution of Kashmir issue as per the wishes of the Kashmiris in the light of UN resolutions on Kashmir,” she said during her meeting with the JKLF leader, Yasin Malik at the State Guest House here Monday.

The Foreign Minister invited JKLF leaders for a meeting prior to her departure to attend Pak-India ministerial level dialogue to be held on July 27 in New Delhi.
Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary, Salman Bashir and JKLF leaders, Muhammad Rafique Dar and Saleem Haroon were also present.
Ms Khar added that genuine Kashmiri leaders should be part of the dialogue process on Kashmir issue, adding that the concerns showed by the Kashmiri leadership would be raised during the meeting with her Indian counterpart S M Krishna.
She, while talking to the Kashmiri leaders, said that Kashmir movement was real movement comprising sections of Kashmiri society and Pakistan fully supports the movement, adding the government was on the same page with the JKLF leadership on Kashmir.
The Minister said that concept of tripartite meeting on Kashmir was based on the suggestions of the Kashmiri leaders that no dialogue could produce results without the inclusion of genuine Kashmiri leaders in the dialogue process.
Earlier, Chairman JKLF, Yasin Malik approved of the dialogue process on Kashmir between Pakistan and India, adding that Kashmiris have concerns on the dialogue due to their non-inclusion in the process.
He said that India must announce time-bound dialogues in order to make the dialogue process credible and acceptable to the Kashmiris.
He demanded time-bound dialogue process, participation of the Kashmiri leadership in the dialogue process and recognition of the independence movement by India after the Kashmiris have unilaterally showed transition from a violent freedom movement to a non-violent movement.
Yasin Malik admired the CBMs initiatives between Pakistan and India, adding that the CBMs have created a healthy atmosphere in the region.
Later, the Foreign Minister had a one-to-one meeting with the Kashmiri leader.