In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has stressed for mean-ingful and result-oriented dialogue to settle the lin-gering Kashmir dispute.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt was addressing a mourning gathering in Sopore, where he had gone to condole the sad demise of Dr Mohammad Rashid, the nephew of APHC-AJK chapter leader, Zahid Safi.
He said that in the present changing volatile situation, peace should be given a chance to prevail in the region but it could never be achieved in the presence of disputes and Kashmir dispute is the main hurdle in the way of cordial relations between Pakistan and India.
Professor Abdul Ghani Butt said that the pres-ence of China had changed the scenario of the re-gion and now three nuclear powers were directly involved in this dispute, which, if turned ugly, can bring catastrophe throughout the world.
The APHC leader maintained that the Indian leadership should start a dialogue process with Paki-stan as soon as possible and resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Professor Butt also talked to APHC-AJK chap-ter leaders, Ghulam Mohammad Safi and Zahid Safi via phone and condoled with them the demise of Dr Mohammad Rashid.—KMS