Pakistan Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Monday that Pakistan takes pride in the indigenous struggle waged by the people of Kashmir for their right of self determination. He met the visiting Hurriyat(M) delegation at his office. External Affairs Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was also present in the meeting.
“We praise the political acumen and wisdom of the Hurriyat leadership in its efforts to highlight the case of the people of Kashmir”, he said while talking to a seven- member delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M) led by its Chairman, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq called him at the Prime Minister’s House.
“The Pak Prime Minister said that Pakistan seeks to resolve the Kashmir issue on the basis of United Nation’s resolutions and aspiration of the Kashmiri people, a Pakistan prime minister’s office statement said.
The statement quoting Raja Pervez Ashraf said, “The engagement with Hurriyat Conference is a positive development and a recognition of the just cause of the people of Kashmir.”
The Pakistan Prime Minister praised the visiting Kashmiri leaders and assured them that “Pakistan fully stands behind them”.
Welcoming the delegation, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that there is consensus in Pakistan among all political parties on Kashmir issue. In this connection, he alluded to the appointment of veteran political leaders Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan (Late) and Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman as chairmen of the Kashmir Committee.
Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and other senior government officials were present during the meeting.
Head of the Hurriyat delegation, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq thanked the Pakistan Prime Minister for welcoming the delegation at the Prime Minister’s House and said that the people of Kashmir value the unconditional support of the government and the people of Pakistan.
Other members who met Pakistan Prime Minister include Maulana Abbas Ansari, Professor Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Agha Syed Hasan Al-Moosvi, and Mussadiq Adil.
Pertinently, a seven member Hurriyat(M) delegation is in Pakistan for consultations with Islamabad government and major political parties. The Hurriyat(M) leaders reached arrived Pakistan on Saturday. They traveled to Pakistan administered Kashmir on Sunday and called for free movement of Kashmiris across the Line of Control (LoC).