Muzaffarabad, March 04, 2015 (PPI-OT): The AJK political leaders have said that dialogue is the only way to settle all mutual issues including Kashmir dispute.
The AJK leaders said that the foreign-secretary level talks would help resume the dialogue at political level between Islamabad and New Delhi. They, however, said that without Kashmir the talks would not be fruitful. Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived in Islamabad Tuesday morning and met his counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to discuss issues related to the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
“It is a good beginning and we welcome Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. Dialogue is the only way to settle all mutual issues including Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” AJK President, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, said while talking to mediamen in Muzaffarabad. “Kashmiris want their rights under the UN resolutions and to make the environment conducive for talks, New Delhi must repeal the black laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and release all political prisoners, languishing in different jails,” he added.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) AJK leader, Shah Ghulam Qadir said that it was the high time for both Pakistan and India to settle Kashmir dispute through top-level talks as both the countries have stable governments. “Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi can shake the history of South Asia while settling the Jammu and Kashmir dispute once and for all to bring peace and security in the region,” he said.
AJK Rehabilitation Minister, Abdul Majid Khan said that resumption of the dialogue would pave the way for constructive and result-oriented talks between Pakistan and India. AJK Law Minister, Azhar Gilani said that the Kashmiris are the main sufferers of the conflict and they must be given some relief.
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Abdur Rashid Turabi said that first of all India should accept Jammu and Kashmir as a dispute that would open the doors of the successful talks between Islamabad and New Delhi.
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) AJK leader and Member Legislative Assembly (MLA), Tahir Khokhar said that if India really wanted sincere talks then it should stop violations at the Line of Control and Working Boundary where its forces were shelling the civilian population and killing the innocent villagers.
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