Pak senator says Kashmir top priority

Pak senator says Kashmir top priority

SRINAGAR: Kashmir is among top national priorities of Pakistan, chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Committee on Defence, Mushahid Hussain Syed, said on Monday.
According to Radio Pakistan report, Syed, speaking at the closing ceremony of a four-day training workshop on enhancing youth political participation in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, said: “Kashmiri leadership should be included in all level of discussions and negotiation on the region”.
He also stressed on the need to revive dialogue on all bilateral outstanding issues including Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
In February, a Pakistan’s internal Foreign Office document too revealed that “Peace with India is the top priority of the incumbent government led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif.”
“Implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement of 2003 will also receive priority to ensure tranquility on the LoC and the Working Boundary,” the document, circulated among the officials dealing with India, had said.
It said that during 2016, Pakistan would like to engage with India in a “sustained dialogue” not only to evolve additional CBMs but also to focus on resolving longstanding disputes like Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen, and Sir Creek.