Gilani says `good news` on Kashmir soon

Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said the international community had accepted Pak`s stand on the Kashmir issue and people would soon hear "good news" in this regard.

Updated: Oct 16, 2010, 19:16 PM IST

Lahore: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
today said the international community had accepted Pakistan`s
stand on the Kashmir issue and people would soon hear "good
news" in this regard.

Gilani made the remarks while addressing a meeting
after a briefing on the Kashmir issue by the "prime minister"
of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Atique Ahmad Khan, on his return
to the country after a visit to Brussels.

He did not say what the "good news" would be.
Pakistan is very concerned about the solution of the
Kashmir issue and it will never step back from its principles,
he said.

Khan told Gilani that it was a great achievement for
the Pakistan government that the parliament of the European
Union had accepted the Kashmir issue as an international
matter and initiated a hearing.

He claimed the UN, EU and the Organisation of the
Islamic Conference (OIC) had included the issue in their
official documents by adopting a common mechanism.

He further claimed it was a great success for
Pakistan`s foreign policy that the EU parliament`s standing
committee on Kashmir had restarted its work on the issue.

PTI