Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani on Monday sought an end to the "long legacy of hostility
and distrust" between India and Pakistan so that the two
countries could work towards the peaceful resolution of the
"There is an imperative need to end the long legacy
of hostility and distrust and to work towards a peaceful
resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the
wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Gilani was quoted
as saying in a statement issued by his media office.
Pakistan remains committed to the peaceful
settlement of the Kashmir issue through negotiations and
dialogue despite the country`s own regional challenges, he
said during a meeting with "president" Raja Zulqarnain Khan
and "prime minister" Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider of
Gilani "reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to
support the just cause of the people of Kashmir."
He said the "whole nation is united on the Kashmir
issue and stands with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters for
the realisation of their fundamental and inalienable rights."
The leaders also reviewed development activities in
PoK and Gilani said the effective monitoring of ongoing
projects will ensure their timely completion.
He said funds allocated for these projects will be
released in time and should be used with efficiency so that
maximum relief is provided to the people.
Khan and Haider thanked the Prime Minister for
Pakistan`s un-wavering support to the cause of Kashmir.
Gilani also chaired a meeting to review the
performance of Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
Authority, which is working in areas affected by the 2005
He called for improving coordination among all
stakeholders to ensure that reconstruction in quake-affected
areas in PoK and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa does not slow down.