July 2005 News

'Musharraf Created Confusion On Kashmir'

20 July 2005
The Hindustan Times

Islamabad: Accusing Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf of 'aggravating' the Kashmir issue and creating 'confusion' on it, hardline Jamat-i- Islami party has vowed to continue with 'jihad' and make Pakistan- Occupied Kashmir the base camp for it. 'Jihad will be continued in Kashmir and the POK would be made its base camp,' a resolution passed at the 'Defend Kashmir Conference' organised by JI on Tuesday at the POK capital Muzaffarabad said, according to Pakistan daily Nawai Waqt. 'Pervez Musharraf has created confusion and chaos on Kashmir but let it be clear to him and his cohorts that no American agent can divert us from our national stand on the issue,' Qazi Hussain Ahmed, chief of Jamat-i-Islami and President of the Islamist alliance Muthahida Majlis Amal (MMA), was quoted as saying by local daily Dawn. 'Musharraf had not only aggravated the Kashmir problem but he has become a mouthpiece of the Americans because he terms jihad as terrorism,' he said. Despite attempts to divert the Kashmir issue Pakistan would not compromise its stand on the issue, he said. The MMA chief said that Kashmir remained an unfinished agenda of the partition plan and its future had to be decided in accordance with the UN security council resolutions. The Conference, which was attended among others by founder leader of the banned Lashkar-e- Taiba, was addressed by hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Sayed Ali Shah Geelani over phone from Srinagar.


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