Unify Both Sides Of LoC For Kashmir Solution: Mehbooba

26 February 2009
The Indian Express

Jammu: Peopleís Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday said that the resolution of Kashmir dispute lies in the unification of both the parts of Jammu and Kashmir divided by the Line of Control and asked the state Government to frame the joint proposals in consultation with PoK government to bring about the economic stability in the state. Speaking on the discussion over Governorís address, in the state legislative assembly, PDP president said, ďthe upper house of the state legislature should be represented by the representatives from PoK as well, and New Delhi can also nominate five members to it. She said that the government should have no problem in starting the joint projects with PoK government and the joint proposals were particularly needed in the area of working out a common policy of mitigating the environmental damages. Kashmir canít be de-linked from political resolution and economic development alone canít serve the purpose, she said. She however said that New Delhi was not particularly serious over the withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state.