ISLAMABAD: Chairman Special Parliamentary Committee on
Kashmir Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman urged the west to give up double standards, saying in Iraq, Afghanistan and FATA it supports the use of force, but in Kashmir and Palestine it stresses negotiations.
Western powers, which advocated democratic ideals should respect
sovereignty of Pakistan and follow one criteria, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said while talking to French delegation including parliamentarians, French Ambassador and French diplomats based in Pakistan.
“We support peaceful resolution of all disputes of the world including
Kashmir, Palestine and Afghanistan,” he said and added permanent peace in the South Asia can't prevail without resolving the Kashmir issue as this issue is taking hostage one fifth of the world population living in the region.
The French delegation met with the Chairman on Wednesday. Lal Muhammad
Khan, Minister and Member of Kashmir Committee was also present.
The leader of delegation informed the chairman that they were visiting
India, Afghanistan and Pakistan to have a better understanding of the recent
development in the region.
The Chairman Kashmir Committee stated that Pakistan desired to resolve
the Kashmir issue peacefully in light of the UN resolutions on Kashmir and in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The leader of delegation observed that France also wanted that the
issue should be resolved through peaceful means.
Maulan Fazl briefed the delegation about the resolution passed by the
Parliament recently on terrorism.
He said that the dictatorial policies of former president Pervez
Musharraf created problems for the country.
“Now the Parliament, representing the whole nation, has passed a
unanimous resolution, reflecting the wishes of the nation as well as culture and traditions of tribal areas” he said.