Pakistan wants to resolve the issues related to the contested territory of Kashmir with India based on the wishes of the region’s residents, High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Abdul Basit said Thursday.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights attends the 34th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017
The high commissioner added that Pakistan’s policy had been to maintain friendly relations with all of its Asian neighbors and it wanted to do the same with India.
“We want to solve all the outstanding issues between us. We will solve the Kashmir problem according to the aspirations of the peoples of Kashmir as it is the core and basic issue between the two countries,” Basit said at an address on occasion of Pakistan National Day.
Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since the partition of India in 1947. The Line of Control, which separates the parts of the region belonging to Pakistan and India, has seen many deadly incidents.