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Pakistan PM reiterates support to Kashmir separatism

February 5, 2010

Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday reiterated that his government will “continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support” to the separatist campaign in Jammu and Kashmir.

“We will continue extending our political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir and our principled stance will not be changed on the issue of Kashmir,” Gilani said in his talks with leaders of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Pakistan Kashmir president Raja Zulqarnain Khan and Prime Minister Raja Mohammed Farooq Khan called on Gilani at his residence here on the eve of “Kashmir solidarity day” to be observed in Pakistan Friday.

“Pakistan wants early resolution according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, as it is imperative for lasting peace in the region,” Gilani said, according to Online news agency.

The reiteration of support to the Kashmir cause comes amid reports that India has sent a formal proposal to Pakistan for talks between their foreign secretaries, stressing that it will carry on these discussions with “an open and positive mind”.

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