Mirwaiz Calls on Zardari in NY

New York – Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari here on the sidelines of UNGA session last evening. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Ambassador Sherry Rehman and Ambassador Masood Khan were also present during the meeting.

President Zardari during the meeting reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance to continue extending all political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren, who have rendered countless sacrifices for upholding their dignity and freedom, pleading for equity and justice and the fulfillment of the promise for the effective exercise of their right to self-determination, as envisaged in the relevant UN resolutions.

The President reiterated his call to the international community to focus its attention towards the plight of Kashmiri people, who have been waging a legitimate struggle for their right to self-determination over six decades, despite sufferings huge losses and human rights violations.

Mirwaiz thanked the President for the support extended to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination, an APHC statement quoted him as saying.

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