Hurriyat Says will Support new Indo-Pak Initiative

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (M) on Monday said it will extend all possible support to India and Pakistan if the two countries demonstrate political determination to resolve Kashmir issue in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.

“We are hopeful that the leadership of India and Pakistan, in the interest of better future of the South Asian region, will demonstrate political determination to resolve long standing Kashmir issue. Hurriyat will extend all possible support in this meaningful exercise,” the amalgam said in a statement after a joint meeting of its executive and general councils.

Congratulating the people of Pakistan for their “political maturity and farsightedness,” Hurriyat said the people of Pakistan have given a historic verdict despite odds to safeguard their future.

“Hurriyat is hopeful that under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif a new and fruitful dialogue between India and Pakistan will be started to normalise relations at all levels besides meaningful and result-oriented steps to find an acceptable, honourable and lasting solution to Kashmir issue,” the release said.

The meeting chaired by Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, also congratulated Muslim League chief, Mian Nawaz Sharif for his victory and expressed the hope that a new chapter of dialogue will be started to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries.

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