ISLAMABAD – The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has sought assistance from US President Barack Obama to raise the issue of Kashmir during his scheduled visit of India.
Obama called Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his visit. Nawaz Sharif kept the promise which he made just a day ago while addressing the Kashmir Council that “Pakistan will continue seeking assistance from international community to help pressurize India for starting peace negotiations.”
Moreover, Nawaz Sharif told Obama that a solution to Kashmir issue would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to Asia. He said subsequent unfortunate steps on India’s part, including cancellation of Foreign Secretary-level talks and unprovoked firing across the Line of Control and Working Boundary, indicated that India was averse to normalization of relations with Pakistan.
President Obama noted that Pakistan-US relations are strong and robust. He was pleased to see that Pakistan Government is pursuing right economic path and successfully overcoming the challenges. He also assured that he would undertake a visit to Pakistan at an early date.