April 2005 News

Musharraf's Stance On Kashmir Is Based On Wisdom: Bhat

25 April 2005
Associated Press of Pakistan

Islamabad: Former Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Abdul Ghani Bhat has said President General Pervez Musharraf's stance on Kashmir is based on realistic approach and wisdom. To a private television channel, he said this is a good thing That there is harmony in the approach of Pakistanis and the Kashmiri people. 'We can move forward only by forgetting the past and looking at future', he said, adding, keeping in mind the centrality of Kashmir issue efforts should be made to resolve it. He said the quest for resolution of the issue has been Initiated by taking three things into consideration which include sincerity, purposefulness and forward looking approach. 'To my opinion it is a big progress, we therefore welcome it, he added. Commenting on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's offer of talks to APHC he said, 'the situation demands positive approach from us. That is why, when we learned that both sides want to talks to us, we welcome it.' He said it is a healthy sign which should be welcomed at every level.


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