Pak PM writes to Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Pakistan deputy high commissioner in India, Syed Hyder Shah along with first secretary met ailing JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik at Delhi Fortis hospital where he is undergoing treatment from last three days. 

The deputy high commissioner enquired about the health of Malik and also delivered message of good wishes from the government of Pakistan to him. 

Mr Shah also delivered a letter from prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif. 

The letter has been written in response to Malik’s letter to Pakistani Prime Minister on 12th January 2016 in which he had asked Pakistan to refrain from changing the status of Gilgit and Balitisan as it would harm the Kashmir issue. 

In his reply the Prime Minister of Pakistan has assured JKLF chairman that there was no such plan. 

Sharif in his letter has written “I have received your letter with great pleasure and read it with deep interest. I appreciated your views on the impact of any possible change in the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan on the Kashmir cause. Your concerns and suggestions are valuable and are being examined with meticulous care,” JKLF statement quoted the text in the latter.

Which further reads: “I would like to make it unambiguous clear that Pakistan is fully aware of the sensitivities attached to Gilgit-Baltistan with regard to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Media speculations are a result of either misperception or misinterpretation. The reforms intended in Gilgit-Baltistan are aimed at empowering the people of this region and giving them a greater say in their governance. I would like to assure you that Pakistan will never compromise on its principled stance on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which is based on the UN Security Council resolutions. Nor will Pakistan take any measure that may cause harm to the valiant struggle of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, for their unalienable right to self determination, promised to them by the UN Security Council resolutions. You may rest assured to Pakistan’s continued moral, diplomatic and political support for the just resolution of the Kashmir issue, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of its people’’.  



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