NEW YORK - Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, briefed President Asif Ali Zardari on the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir when he met the Pakistani leader on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session Friday evening.
On his part, Zardari reaffirmed 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, according to an official press release. The President reiterated his call to the international community to focus its attention towards the plight of Kashmiri people.
Meanwhile, Kashmiri sources here said President Zardari had invited the Kashmiri leader to visit Pakistan for further discussions with Pakistani officials and politicians.
President Zardari had raised the Kashmir issue when he addressed the General Assembly session. “Kashmir remains a symbol of the failure, rather than strength of the UN system,” Zardari told the UN gathering.
Present at the meeting were Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, and Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China.