Kashmir Moot Calls For Restoring '56 Road Links
3 January 2005
The Pakistan Tribune
Mirpur: The International Kashmir seminar organized by the Institute of Peace and Development ended here on Monday, with a call for Pakistan and India to restore '56 road links for unrestricted movement of Kashmiris across Line of Control. Lord Nazir Ahmad, the member of British House of Lords presided over the seminar whereas Sardar Abdul Qayum Khan, former AJK premier, Chaudhry Khursheed Ahmad, the National Association of British Pakistanis, UK chairman, and Dr. Basharat Jazbi, the former federal minister, attended the seminar. European Parliament member Barrister Sajjad Haider Karim was amongst the delegates, who came to Mirpur from across the world including United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, for the seminar. At the conclusion, 'Mirpur Declaration' was released in which the reinstatement of Kashmir road links, hassle- free movement of Kashmiris across LoC, withdrawal of Indian troops from occupied inhabited areas, annulment of black laws, prompt release of Kashmiris detained by India and payment of compensation for damaged and confiscated properties of Kashmir inhabitants.