April 2005 News

Musharraf Again Offers For Conversion Of Kashmir Into Demilitarised Zone

23 April 2005
The Pakistan Tribune

Washington DC: President General Pervez Musharraf has once again extended offer for conversion of Kashmir into demilitarised zone and changing its status for the sake of resolution of this issue. In an interview with CNN, he said that Kashmir which is held by Pakistan and India geographically can be divided into seven regions. There is however need to identify one region, convert it into demilitarised zone besides changing its status. It can be possible only if there is no army, no terrorism and nor any freedom movement there and Kashmiris monitor their own security, he added. He stressed that Indo-Pak leadership had to move forward the peace process as people of both the countries had joined this move. People want peace prevails in sub-continent. ' Therefore, I am seeing that the process has become irreversible', he reiterated. All the leaders have to take forward this peace as it is backed people of both the countries, he remarked. About nuclear proliferation the President said it was very clear to world power that government of Pakistan was not involved in it. Only one person Dr A.Q. Khan was involved in it, he added.


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