Zardari wants peaceful Kashmir solution

8 June 2009
The News International
our correspondent

Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has said Pakistan wants honourable, equitable and peaceful resolution to the Kashmir dispute which should be in accordance with the wishes of the people of Kashmir. The merchants of war everywhere promoted violence as a means of settling political disputes but this had to be resisted through recourse to peaceful, indigenous political movements, he said this while talking to Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director Kashmir Centre, Washington, who called on him at the President House here on Monday. The president said that violence and militancy was no solution to political problems. He said the opening of the trade across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir by the present government would also bring the Kashmiri people close and increase the chances for a peaceful political resolution of the dispute. He said no resolution would be honourable if it was not in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. President Zardari also appreciated the efforts of the Kashmir Centre, Washington, in highlighting the issue internationally. Ghulam Nabi Fai thanked the president for the government support to the cause of the Kashmiri people. He also recalled his association with Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and the efforts made by her for finding a just and honourable resolution and raising the Kashmir issue at various international forums.