Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif lauds Asiya Andrabi for anti-India stand
Nawaz Sharif has written a letter to hard-line separatist leader Asiya Andrabi.
Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has written a letter to hard-line separatist leader Asiya Andrabi, saying, he sees the Kashmir issue as a part of the principles of division of the sub-continent in 1947. He reiterated that Pakistan won't change its position on the issue of Kashmir.
"I am thankful to you for your Ideas and sentiments. May Allah give me the strength to live up to the expectations that you have expressed on me and the Islamic Democratic Republic of Pakistan. The Faith you have expressed on the Pakistan's current stand on Kashmir is a matter of satisfaction for me," Sharif wrote in the letter.
Nawaz Sharif also expressed solidarity with the stand taken by the Chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Asiya Andrabi, on the Kashmir issue. He wrote, "Pakistan, does not consider Kashmir to be a Geographical or border dispute but a dispute due to the unfinished business of partition of the Subcontinent in 1947. The essence of the the principles of partition is that the Muslim majority state of Kashmir should be given the right to self determination. This right has been recognised by the entire world through the forum of United Nations."
"India itself has promised the world community that Kashmir would be given the right to choose it's political future through the exercise of self determination. Backtracking from this promise would be betrayal of the promise done to the entire world community," Sharif added. (India Today)