A day after Prime Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his dismay at the stance taken by the Indian government to address the issue of Kashmir,Ruling National conference on Wednesday urged both the countries to work on former Pakistan President, Parvez Musharaf’s four point formula.
Senior National Conference leader and Member Parliament Dr Mehboob Beg told KNS that the serious efforts which were made by the former Prime Minster of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Musharaf, had taken the Kashmir issue close to its solution.
“Political parties including the separatists were also taken on board and the dispute was about to be resolved. I think that the four point formula given by Musharaf had a strong base and it could prove to be a good solution,” he said. “It is high time that both the countries should work on four point formula and strive sincerely to solve this long pending issue. Extreme stance could never resolve this issue, “he added
Joins the chorus political secretary of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq said, “The mistrust which has evolved between the two countries should be given a serious thought. Both the countries should come forward to start a meaningful dialogue as dialogue is the only way to settle this issue.”
Meanwhile Member Parliament G.N Ratanpuri commenting on the statement of Nawaz Sharif said, “It is true that no serious efforts are being made by the government of India regarding the Kashmir dispute. The centre is enforcing its policies in Kashmir on the basis of its might. They should realize that they have to work sincerely to resolve the issue if they want peace in south Asia.”
Speaking on the issue Provisional president Kashmir of National conference Nasir Aslam Wani told KNS, “Though National conference advocates for Autonomy but I want to clear that if there is a better solution other than Autonomy, the party will welcome it for the betterment of Kashmir.GOI should realize that the developments can never prove to be a substitute for the resolution of Kashmir issue.”
National Conference senior leader Dr Mustafa Kamal told KNS that I agree with the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that India’s stance on Kashmir lacks sincerity. I must also say that there is mistrust between the two countries. “One more excuse that has come from India now is that they will talk on Kashmir after Parliament elections but I fail to understand what the elections have to do with the dialogue process. India is just buying the time and nothing else,” Kamal said.