PM highlights Kashmir issue in Washington

PM highlights Kashmir issue in WashingtonPrime Minister Miyaan Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has highlighted importance of resolution to Kashmir dispute for the lasting and durable harmony in South Asia.

PM is on a three-day official visit to the US.

Speaking to Pakistani American community, said that Pakistan wanted good relations with all its neighbours, including India, and was making sincere efforts for durable peace in the region.

“The entire world knows that Kashmir is the root cause of tension in the region,” said the Prime Minister while referring to the UN resolution on the lingering dispute which calls for giving right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people.

“If we sincerely want to bring peace to the region, we will have to resolve the Kashmir issue.”

Expressing resolve to have cordial ties with all neighbours, Prime Minister Sharif said that India’s response to efforts for peace has not been encouraging.

He also expressed Pakistan’s strong desire for peace in Afghanistan and said that Islamabad would continue to play its role in this regard. He said regional peace was in the interest of all, including Pakistan.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visiting the United States on the invitation of President Barack Obama. This is Prime Minister’s second visit to the US since assuming power in 2013 in a landslide victory in the general election.


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