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Kashmir issue to be resolved according to aspirations of Kashmiris

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s envoy to India Abdul Basit on Thursday stated that Pakistan was ready to organize dialogues with India over persisting issues; however he mentioned that Pakistan’s desire for dialogues should not be considered as its weakness.

While addressing the ceremony of Pakistan Day celebrations in the High Commissioner Office, he mentioned that Pakistan wanted to negotiate on all the issues including Kashmir. He said that Pakistan wanted to resolve all the issues according to the hopes and aspirations of Kashmiris.

He also emphasized that peaceful talks were in the favor of both the states. Every issue that exists between both the countries should be resolved by peaceful dialogue. He further stated that Pakistan’s stance over the issues was as per the international laws.

He appreciated the struggle of the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and said that Pakistan was formed in a short span of seven years after The Pakistan Resolution, due to his untiring struggle.

Pakistan celebrated its 78th National Day on Thursday with Zeal and Fervor. The day is being celebrated in remembrance of Lahore Resolution of 1940 where Muslims officially demanded a separate homeland.

Not only in Pakistan but Pakistanis, present all around the world including Indian Occupied Kashmir, celebrated the day with full zest.

National Day celebrations began with 31 gun salute in federal capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals, followed by a joint military parade in Islamabad. All the three forces of military, Navy, Army and Air Force presented a mesmerizing show of heavy weapons and artillery. Fly past and march past were also parts of the parade at Shakarparian.

President and Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan along with the military chiefs of three forces attended the ceremony.