‘Pak-India Trade To Help Resolve Kashmir Issue’

‘Pak-India Trade To Help Resolve Kashmir Issue’

11 May 2012
The News International


Lahore: ACTING Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Chaudhry Yaseen has said that promoting trade between Pakistan and India will not damage the Kashmir cause and will make some way to resolve Kashmir dispute. Friendly relations between two countries will strengthen Pakistan, he said while talking to the media at Lahore Press Club’s program ‘meet the press’ on Friday. He said the PPP could never put the Kashmir issue on the back burner since the issue was the cause of the party’s creation. He said opening trade between two Kashmirs had already created good results and doing the same between the two countries would be beneficial for both sides. He criticized the Punjab government over its threats to stage a long march against the federal government and said it amounted to treason against the federation. He said it would result in a counter long march from Azad Kashmir and Baltistan towards Punjab. To a question, he said loadshedding was the legacy of Gen (retd) Musharraf, adding that his government was working on tapping the 16 mega watt power capacity hydel power projects. He said Azad Kashmir would provide six to seven thousand MW power to the country during the next four years.