Musharraf Invited To Intra-Kashmir Moot In Sirnagar
12 May 2006
The News International
New Delhi: The Awami National Conference has invited President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AJK Prime Minister Sardar Sikander Hayat Khan to participate in a three-day intra- Kashmir conference to be organised in held Srinagar on June 2. In an open letter to the prime minister, ANC President and former held Kashmir chief minister GM Shah hoped that New Delhi would facilitate the participation of guests from across the Line of Control (LoC), Press Trust of India said. 'We are quite sanguine that such an exercise conducted within the state on both sides of the LoC will certainly yield positive results and lay down a concrete path for resolution of the Kashmir issue and peace in the subcontinent,' he said. Shah said he had initiated the idea of the Intra-Kashmir Conference, focusing on people-to-people dialogue in 2001. He added the conference was stalled in 2001 and 2003 due to non-availability of travel documents for the invitees and tension between the two neighbouring countries.