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`People in India, Pak want peaceful resolution of all issues`

Gilani made the remarks during a meeting here with Raja Zulqarnain Khan, the `president` of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.



Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani Wednesday said public opinion in Pakistan and India is
"building up to pursue peaceful means for the resolution of
all issues, including the Kashmir problem".

Gilani made the remarks during a meeting here with
Raja Zulqarnain Khan, the `president` of Pakistan-occupied
Kashmir.

He said he had discussed "all issues, including
Kashmir" with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress
chairperson Sonia Gandhi during his meeting with them at
Mohali last month.

The premier, who visited Mohali at the invitation of
Singh to watch the cricket World cup semi-final between India
and Pakistan, described his meeting with the Indian political
leadership as "fruitful".

The resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with
UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people "could
help efforts for peace and economic prosperity" in South Asia,
he said.

The development of PoK is a priority of his government
and the "continuity of democratic process and the
strengthening of institutions" will be a step towards the
development of the region, he said.

India and Pakistan recently resumed their dialogue
process, which was stalled in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai
terror attacks, blamed on the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The two sides will discuss the Kashmir issue as part
of their "full spectrum dialogue".
Raja Zulqarnain Khan appreciated Pakistan`s support
for the right of the people of Kashmir. He thanked Gilani for
supporting the Kashmir cause.

Khan briefed Gilani about progress in development
projects. Amnesty
They discussed matters related to compensation and
resettlement of families displaced due to the raising of
Mangla dam.

He said the test filling of Mangla dam to its full
capacity in the near future is crucial in view of the expiry
of the contractor`s liability by the end of this year.

They also discussed reconstruction and rehabilitation
projects for flood-affected areas of PoK.

PTI

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