Pakistan seeks peace, good relations with its neighbours: Kaira


ISLAMABAD, Sep 24 (DNA): Advisor to Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs
and Gilgit Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira on Saturday said that Pakistan
was ready to dialogue on all issues with India, including Kashmir, and
looking for good relations with all its neighbours.

Pakistan People Party senior leader said the illegal process of changing
Kashmir’s territorial status against the UN resolutions, and the wishes
of Kashmiris were strongly protested by Pakistan, and all political
parties and state institutions have the same stand on this issue.

The PPP’s senior leader said Pakistan had strongly protested the India’s
illegal move of changing Kashmir’s territorial status against the UN
resolutions and the wishes of Kashmiris. “All the political parties in
Pakistan and state institutions have the same stand on the issue,” he
added. He said Pakistan never sought war, rather it was a peace-seeker,
which never shied away from negotiating with India on any issue.

Kaira praised the speech of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the United
Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by saying that the PM skilfully drew the
world’s attention to the Kashmir issue. Likewise, he added, Foreign
Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also stressed on the peaceful resolution
of the protracted Kashmir issue in his meetings and speeches at various
international forums.

Answering to a question regarding climate change and its effects on
Pakistan, he said the PM and the foreign minister had presented the
position of Pakistan in a very comprehensive manner and made the whole
world realize the devastating effects of climate change on Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s survival is seriously threatened and the world has pledged
to support Pakistan.”

Unfortunately, Kaira said, some political opportunist were criticizing
the PM’s recent international visit, but in view of the prevailing
situation, his visit was very necessary to make the international
community aware of the flood disasters, and to help boost financial aid
for flood relief.” DNA