In his statement issued from Srinagar, Ali Gilani said, Kashmir is a disputed territory and it is not an integral part of India.

Terming the Pakistan’s premier’s statement about Kashmir, a realistic assertion, Mr. Gilani said that Kashmir is the bone of contention between Pakistan and India since the creation of the two countries in 1947.

The PM while talking to the Indian journalists, yesterday, had pointed out that Kashmir is the only core issue between the two countries as the solution of this problem is possible provided the leadership of both the countries show intent in this regard.

He had said the resolution of Kashmir dispute will benefit the whole sub-continent as it open the region for trade and economic activities

He had reiterated that both the countries should break free from the shackles of the past, saying: “We cannot move forward if we continue to live in the past instead of leaving it behind and learning from it.”

“Our conflicts are impediment to development of the region,” said the premier while responding to a question put to him by a journalist.

“Mr Khan recalled that it was India that cancelled a meeting between foreign ministers of both the countries on the sidelines of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) this year.