Qayyum wants all options open for solving Kashmir dispute
3 January 2003
The News International
Muzaffarabad: Former prime minister of Azad Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan said on Friday that all options to resolve the Kashmir issue should be considered, a new sign of flexibility on the issue. He told Reuters that any new proposal should be considered by all parties concerned, including India and Kashmiris. 'We should be prepared to discuss any option with (an) open mind to resolve the Kashmir issue, be it making the Line of Control (LoC) a permanent boundary, making the entire state of Kashmir independent or any other option,' he said.