Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated that Kashmir would continue to remain the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
Chairing a meeting here with the leaders from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) as a follow-up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the PoK’s Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad on 5 February, Qureshi said that a lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute was essential for durable peace and stability in South Asia region.
Among those whom the foreign minister met included heads of parliamentary parties in PaK, led by Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, as well as with the representatives of the All Parties Hurriat Conference (APHC) leadership.
The meetings were also attended by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Amin Gandapur.
The purpose of the meetings was to exchange views on the continuing dire situation in Jammu and Kashmir and consult about the ongoing international campaign to further advance the Kashmiri cause.
The participants acknowledged the sacrifices made by the Kashmiri people for the realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination.
They appreciated the indomitable resilience of Kashmiri people in withstanding the new wave of Indian atrocities following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019.
The gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in complete disregard of international human rights laws were strongly condemned.