SRINAGAR: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said on Monday there is no change in Islamabad’s Kashmir policy, adding the resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of its people “is the established policy of Pakistan”.
Basit made these remarks while meeting the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
“There was no change in Islamabad’s policy relating to Jammu Kashmir including Kashmir, Jammu, Ladakh, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan,” a spokesman of Hurriyat (M) quoted Basit as having said.
He said Mirwaiz termed the government of Pakistan’s efforts for a just and permanent solution of Kashmir as encouraging.
“A just solution of vexed Kashmir issue could end tensions in the subcontinent and secure the future of over a billion people of South Asia. It will also bring stability and economic prosperity to the region,” the statement said.
“Mirwaiz discussed Kashmir issue, Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks, political situation and human rights violations in Kashmir besides number of other issues. He also welcomed the initiative of resumption of dialogue process by the prime ministers of both countries in their recent meetings,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said, “The Hurriyat (M) chairman also conveyed to Pak envoy that Kashmiri people have been suffering the worst kind of atrocities for the past seven decades. The sacrifices of Kashmiri people demand that the issue be resolved in accordance with their will and aspirations.”