Kashmir most important issue in South Asia: Ban Ki-moon
5 February 2009
The Hindustan Times
: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described the Kashmir stand-off as the most important issue in South Asia and expressed satisfaction over Pakistan's investigation into the Mumbai attacks, reports Geo TV. Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad on Wednesday, he urged Pakistan to cooperate with India in its probe into the attacks. 'Ban described the Kashmir stand-off as the most important issue of South Asia and also appreciated Pakistan's role in the war on terror,' the report said. Gilani said that Pakistan was against terrorism in all its forms and those who commit criminal acts outside the country would be brought to justice. He added that Pakistan would not allow use of its territory for terrorist activities. Some 170 people were killed in the November 26-29 Mumbai terror attacks.