Pakistan, India Discussing Kashmir Self-rule: PM
6 June 2006
The News International
Islamabad: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has revealed that Islamabad and New Delhi are actively interacting over Pakistan's proposal for self- governance and demilitarisation in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan and India have been talking to each other and have to move towards dispute resolution now, he said while addressing a news conference at the Prime Minister House here on Tuesday evening. The prime minister said Kashmir is the key issue between the two countries, which has to be resolved according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, sustainable peace in the region cannot be achieved, he stressed.Replying to a question about the Pakistan-India composite dialogue process, Shaukat said talks were continuing but there should be progress towards dispute resolution. He mentioned that President Pervez Musharraf had made proposals for self-governance and demilitarisation in Jammu and Kashmir and both countries were interacting over them.