Conflict resolution key to strategic stability in region: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday underlined the need for resolution of conflict as it’s the key to strategic stability in the region.

In his address at a National Conference on Strategic Stability in South Asia in Islamabad, the foreign minister said that Pakistan remains steadfast to improve its relations with all neighboring Countries to build a prosperous South Asia.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi pointed out the abiding threat to peace and stability emanates from Kashmir dispute which remains unresolved for about half a century. He said that the Indian denial to the Kashmir right of self-determination and its blatant human rights violations have led to frustration amongst the Kashmiri youth.

The foreign minister said that this is the reason that the freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) has gained momentum and caught the World attention. He said that what we are witnessing in Kashmir is the backlash of Indian atrocities inflicted on Kashmiris.