Govt to continue support for Kashmir: PM


Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Yaqub Khan and Prime Minister Abdul Majeed called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday at the Parliament House in Islamabad.
The prime minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party’s association with the Kashmir cause was embedded in its history. He said that Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, the founder of PPP, had championed the cause of Kashmir and internationalized it. The prime minister reiterated the resolve of his government to continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their demand for the right to self-determination.
He said that the settlement of this long-standing issue, in accordance with UN resolutions, would pave the way for durable peace in South Asia. Ashraf said that the socio-economic development of Kashmir featured high on the democratic government’s agenda.
He said that massive development projects had been completed during the tenure of the present government, which included universities, highways and bridges. He said that the government was committed to early rehabilitation of earthquake-hit areas.
Ashraf further said that the federal government would release funds for the timely completion of all on-going projects in Kashmir.