Pak envoy says foreign terrorists have no right to use force against troops in Kashmir

October 8th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington , Oct 8 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan has said that his countrys policy on Kashmir , particularly of supporting the indigenous struggle by the Kashmiris, remained unchanged.

Clarifying President Asif Ali Zardaris recent comments describing Kashmirir militants as terrorists, Hasan said that the President had talked about foreign terrorists and that they had no right to use force against the Indian troops.

Pakistan is opposed to outside militants engaging in cross-border terrorism in Kashmir , the Daily Times quoted Hasan as saying in an interview with the BBC.

He said that President Zardari was not seeking to undermine the indigenous struggle by the Kashmiri people for the right of self-determination in his interview, which had triggered protests in Kashmir and in some quarters in Pakistan too.

Pakistan is opposed to external militants indulging in cross-border terrorism and subverting a genuine indigenous freedom movement, he added.

Earlier, Pakistan s Information Minister Sherry Rehman had said that President Zardari had made it very clear that the just cause of Kashmir and its struggle for self-determination has been a consistent central position of the Pakistan Peoples Party for 40 years.

There is no change in that policy. He has never called the legitimate aspirations of Kashmiris an expression of terrorism, nor has he undermined the sufferings of the Kashmiri people, she had said. (ANI)

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