May 2007 News

Kashmir solution lies in tripartite talks: Qayyum

11 May 2007
The Pakistan Tribune

Islamabad: Former President AJK, Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan has said there was no option under consideration for the solution of Kashmir issue. Kashmir solution lies in tripartite talks involving the three basic parties including Pakistan, India and Kashmiris. Talking in the state-run TV channel programme here Friday, the supreme head of Muslim Conference said that President Musharraf four point formula could prove a headway in the solution of Kashmir issue. President Musharraf, he said, had pointed out the direction of Kashmir solution. Sardar Qayyum reiterated his statement about presence of militants camps in Azad Kashmir. He said the freedom fighters used to stay in the camps. “The world knows about the presence of the militants camps. I will not speak a lie,” he added. He, however, said these camps were later eliminated and now branding freedom movements with terrorism in unjust. He said the northern areas were the part of AJK and demanded provincial status and provincial autonomy for these areas.


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