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Ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue: Pak Prez

Ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue: Pak Prez
Mamnoon Hussain, presidential candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, stands as he submits his nomination papers for the upcoming presidential election at the High Court in Islamabad July 24, 2013. Pakistan’s ruling party has chosen a former governor of the southern province of Sindh as its presidential candidate, paving the way for a sure shot victory in the presidential polls due to be held on July 30. Mamnoon Hussain, a veteran politician who has been an active member of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) since the sixties, is the front-runner for the president’s office once President Asif Ali Zardari’s term expires in September. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Islamabad [Pakistan]: On the occasion of Pakistan Day, President Mamnoon Hussain said in his address that Islamabad is ready for dialogue with India over the Kashmir issue.

“We are ready for dialogue with India and want to resolve the issue of incomplete agenda of the division of the subcontinent, in accordance with the UN resolutions on Kashmir,” the Dawn quoted the President as saying at the celebration ceremony marked by military parade in the capital.

During the address, Hussain added that Pakistan’s traditional atomic power is to ensure regional peace and stability. He also hailed the role of Pakistani security forces in combating terrorism and said after operation Zarb-i-Azb, Raddul Fassad will continue till the elimination of the remaining terrorists.

The day marks the historic event of 1940, when the Lahore Resolution was passed demanding a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also witnessed the parade. (ANI)