Durable Peace In South Asia Linked To Kashmir Issue: Kasuri
26 December 2007
Associated Press of Pakistan
kasur: Lasting peace in the South Asia, which is desirable for both India and Pakistan, is possible only by resolving the core issue of Kashmir, said former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri. Addressing a press conference here, Kasuri, a PML leader and a candidate from NA-140, said that the world community should pressure upon India to agree to the four-point proposal by President Musharraf, which is the most viable and effective solution to the long-standing Kashmir issue, he added. He said that in the current environment of globalization, it is essential that we have friendly relations with neighbouring countries, which will not only promote trade, it will also ensure peace in the region. “During my tenure I successfully promoted better relations with China and India, negotiated the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project and helped to raise the image of Pakistan among the comity of nations,” observed the former foreign minister. He said that for trade with India, both the governments agreed with his proposal that it is better to open and use the Ganda Singh Wala border rather than Wagah. He said a number of uplift works, including gas and power supply, and the roads network were carried out in the district during his tenure, and said that he had fulfilled all promises made to the people in the last elections, and would continue to serve the people if elected again.