Ceremony at Pak HC in New Delhi
Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Khan on Thursday raised Kashmir issue while expressing Islamabad’s desire to have good relations with India.
“Issue of Jammu and Kashmir must be resolved as per aspirations of Kashmiris,” Basit said. “We hope that we will be able to solve our differences and issues especially the Kashmir issue,” he said.
He also extended support for the Kashmiri pro-freedom leadership, saying their struggle is for the freedom. “Struggle for freedom of Kashmiri people will one day succeed by the grace of Almighty Allah,” he was Abdul Basit stressed that Kashmir remained the bone of contention between the two neighbouring countries.
He maintained that Pakistan wanted to solve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the hopes and aspirations of the Kashmiris living in the occupied territory.
He said that states could suppress freedom movements but not eliminate it entirely. Abdul Basit said that Pakistan is the supporter of peaceful neighborhood along with economic growth. He said after the passage of Pakistan resolution in 1940 the Muslims of Sub-continent under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah were able to secure separate homeland for themselves in just seven years.