January 2007 News

Kashmiri leadership across LoC sets up a working group

21 January 2007
Indo-Asian News Service

Islamabad: Kashmiri political leaders from both sides of Line of Control (LoC) have backed the ongoing India-Pakistan peace talks even as they have decided to establish a working group to consider various aspects of the issue, reports Online. The decision was taken at a high level meeting held here Saturday in Kashmir house. It was attended by Pakistani Kashmir president Raja Zulqarnain and prime minister Sardar Attique Ahmad, All Party Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, professor Abdul Ghani Bhatt, Bilal Ghani Lone, chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Amanullah Khan among others.The leading parties of Pakistani Kashmir have agreed to continue intra Kashmir dialogue while no major opposition party attended the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the Mirwaiz cautioned that both the countries will not be able to find a lasting solution to Kashmir issue by ignoring Kashmiris. He said that there should be complete convergence of views among Kashmiri leadership on Kashmir dispute. He said at a media briefing that modalities for establishment of the working group will soon be worked out.


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