‘Dr Farooq should discuss his Kashmir formula with all other parties’

Hameed Shaheen

Islamabad—Mir Tahir Masood, Convenor and senior leader Hassan Bana of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Pakistan/AJK Chapter, have said that whenever Abdullah sons go out of power they then start raising the issue of Kashmir. Everybody knows that they have been using Kashmir as a bargaining counter for their power, they added.
Both leaders of APHC were commenting to Daily Pakistan Observer here on the press statements of Dr. Faroqq Abdullah in which he had proposed ‘independence’ and ‘line of peace’ formula for the settlement of old Kashmir dispute which has become now a dire threat to the South Asian peace. They said that if Dr Farooq is serious in his utterances he should contact all political parties and groups in Jammu and Kashmir in any open forum. All Kashmiri political parties want a peaceful resolution of this dispute; UNO has already given a roadmap of solution to both Pakistan and India.
They said that Abdullah sons must acknowledge the immense sacrifices given by the Kashmiri people in the way of freedom since 1947. After all it will be Kashmiris who have had to play crucial role for the resolution of this world-recognised dispute.
Kashmir is the most sensitive region; it cannot brook any more prolongation of bloody dispute that can engulf whole region sooner or later. Kashmiris cannot afford a peace that does not accommodate their basic aspirations of wishes.

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