NC Pitches for Musharaf’s 4-Point Formula

Kamal Says Delhi Not Sincere

SRINAGAR: 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 Wednesday urged both countries to work on former Pakistan President, Parvez Musharraf’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 President Musharraf, 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 Musharraf had a strong base and it could prove to be a good solution,” he said. “It is high time that both countries work on four point formula and strive sincerely to solve this long pending issue.  Extreme stance could never resolve this issue, “he added

Meanwhile another NC Member of 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 NC Provisional President Nasir Aslam Wani said: “Though National Conference advocates autonomy but I want to make it 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,” he said.

Endorsing the remarks of Pakistani Premier that India’s stance on Kashmir lacked sincerity senior most NC leader Dr Mustafa Kamal said: “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.  (KNS)

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