K-resolution must for peace in South Asia: Maulana Fazlur Rahman
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, May 28: Describing settlement of Kashmir as prerequisite for peace and stability in the South Asia, the Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Monday said that the Kashmir issue could not be resolved militarily.
“The history of Indo-Pak relations indicated that the resolution of the Kashmir issue was must for a lasting peace in the sub-continent. Over the last 65 years, there has been trade as well as exchange of delegations, but peace could not be maintained”, the KC chief said in a statement.
Reacting to the recent statement of the Union Minister for Petroleum Mani Shankar Aiyar’s, on Kashmir, Fazl said that he (Aiyar) had rightly said that military solution of the Kashmir issue was not possible. “Therefore India should withdraw its forces from Kashmir and remove the black laws enforced in the territory,” he demanded.
He observed that deployment of huge forces as well as enactment of “black laws” in the State showed that all was not well there. “If there is no problem in Kashmir, then why India has deployed around eight hundred thousand forces there. There were not only wars but the development in both nations also suffered, because the resources were spent on military, instead of economic development,” he said.
He maintained that Pakistan wants resolution of the issue in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
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