Zardari’s statement on J&K was “not unwarranted”: Raza Tarar


Strongly reacting to Indian external affairs minister SM Krishna’s reference to Kashmir at the UN, Pakistan has said that Jammu and Kashmir had never been an integral part of the India and said President Asif Ali Zardari’s statement on the issue was “not unwarranted”.
Pakistan’s mission to the UN said it was exercising its ‘Right of Reply’ regarding the remarks made by the minister that an “unwarranted” reference to Jammu and Kashmir was made at the United Nations.
In the Right of Reply submitted to the UN General Assembly president following Krishna’s address, Pakistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Raza Bashir Tarar said, “Let me begin by emphasizing that the reference to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in the President of Pakistan’s statement was not ‘unwarranted’.”
“Let me also make absolutely clear that Jammu and Kashmir is neither an integral part of India nor has it ever been,” a statement issued by the Pakistan mission here quoted Tarar as saying.
Tarar quoted from Zardari’s speech at the UN last week in which the Pakistan President had said that Kashmir remained a “symbol of the failures” and not the strengths of the UN system.
Raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN yet again, Zardari had said that Pakistan would continue to support the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to peacefully choose their destiny in accordance with the UN Security Council’s resolutions on the matter.
“The President of Pakistan said no more, no less,” Tarar said.
Krishna, who addressed the 193-member General Assembly on Monday, said “an unwarranted” reference to Jammu and Kashmir was made from the UN podium.
He said the country’s principled position on the issue had been consistent and was well known.
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir have chosen and reaffirmed their destiny repeatedly through India’s well- established democratic processes. We wish to make it abundantly clear that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,” Krishna said in his address.


  1. Zardari is forgetting his last trip to India in May 2012 where he never used a single word on Kashmir issue but now suddenly when he is instate of dealing with establishments and his foes for reconciliation in coming elections suddenly he is coming to this point where PPP hardly taken any stand for last 4 years.

    • Agreed. Old tactics of Zardari regime to fuel our emotional nation to forget the criminal approach adopted by this government. For God sake my countrymen not keep a blind eye on what they did in the past. Save Pakistan by kicking them out. Kick them hard as we have all other options better than Zardari.

      • Throughout his tenure one thing is quite obvious that he mostly relied on foreign trips with secret meeting no matter what was going on in Pakistan and while he was in Pakistan he is only interested to keep its alliance happy through all means without seeing that he is president of country.So it is not public who made this choice he is choice of foreign element and typical establishment and he knows this fact too.

    • Just the anti-Zardari syndrom. You guys r corporate clerks and displaying ur snobish attitudes here. Good or bad u r bent upon opposing him. Your remarks carry no weight.

  2. Zardari is unpredictable person…Always be ready to face his U turn stance over any issue…cant beleive that he has been termed fit by the Hospital…

  3. Kashmir was, is and WILL REMAIN an INTEGRAL PART OF PAKISTAN regardless the transient jet black or ZARD aarees trying to dismember it!!!

  4. All of Above B*A*S*T*A*R*D*S, you r suffering from anti-ZARDARI syndrom. Remarks of people having sick minds carry no weight. Whatever he wud say, you have to oppose him.

    • Look whose talking here,no you are suffering from amnesia you idiot.If Zardari decides to call himself who he really is,i promise no one will diagree with him.

    • You must not use unethical tone to hide the corruption of Zardari. Anyhow I will not respond in the same tone.

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