Settle core issue of Kashmir in line with UN resolutions, Pak envoy tells India

New Delhi, March 23 (KMS): Pakistan wants peaceful ties with all neighbours, including India, and the “core issue” of Jammu and Kashmir must be settled in line with UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people, Pakistani chargé d’affaires Salman Sharif said on Thursday.

Sharif made the remarks while addressing a ceremony at the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi to mark Pakistan Day, which commemorates the adoption of the country’s first constitution in 1956. He raised Pakistan’s flag at the ceremony held at the chancery’s lawns.

He stressed Pakistan “desires peaceful relations with all neighbouring countries, including India, on the basis of mutual respect”, according to a statement from the mission. He added Pakistan believes in resolving all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through dialogue and diplomacy.

Sharif “reiterated that for durable peace, stability and development in South Asia, the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people,” the statement said.

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