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Zardari calls Kashmir UN's biggest mistake
Holding the UN responsible for the unresolved Kashmir dispute, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari while making a strong speech in the UN headquarters in New York, reiterated his support for the 'cause of Kashmiris'. He also said that Pakistan has suffered the most because of the extremism and the war against it.

MAKING HIS Indian friends uneasy, President Asif Zardari, while vowing to continue support to 'kashmiris' right to self determination' called the dispute 'as the biggest mistake of United Nations' during his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

“We will continue to support the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to peacefully choose their destiny in accordance with the UN Security Council's long-standing resolutions on this matter. Kashmir remains a symbol of the failures, rather than strengths, of the UN system. We feel that resolution of these issues can only be arrived in an environment of cooperation,” Mr Zardari said.

He also mentioned his meetings with Indian Prime Minister and how Pakistan and India's relationship is based on 'mutual trust'. “The contacts between our leadership are expanding. I was encouraged by my discussions with the Prime Minister of India last month in Tehran, who I met for the fifth time in four years,”NDTV quoted him as saying.

It has rather become customary for the politicians to raise the issue for their vote-bank politics, while there has been no serious attempt to solve the vexed dispute. Though India maintains that the region is its integral part and an internal issue, yet it has so far failed to address the grievances of people in the state, which has been wracked by an armed uprising as well.

Even though the US President Barack Obama has ruled out the possibility of any outside intervention on the Kashmir issue stating that it was something that has to be resolved among Pakistan and India, yet there has been no serious attempt on the part of leadership from both the countries.

Zardari started his address with the denunciation of the recent American made movie that created a furore worldwide and then hinting at his wife, Benazir Bhutto's death, he talked about the country's struggle against extremists. He said, "To those who say we have not done enough, I say in all humility: Please do not insult the memory of our dead, and the pain of our living. Do not ask of my people what no one has ever asked of any other peoples." He made it clear that he was not there to answer any questions about Pakistan and defended his government by blaming years of military rule to be the cause of all problems in Pakistan.

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