NC hopes Indo-Pak talks will lead to Kashmir solution

National Conference expressed hopes that the Indo-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks would help in resolving all the outstanding issues between the two countries and help in bringing peace in Kashmir.

Updated: Feb 07, 2011, 20:56 PM IST

Srinagar: National Conference on Monday expressed
hopes that the Indo-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks
would help in resolving all the outstanding issues between the
two countries and help in bringing peace in Kashmir.

"We are hopeful that the talks between the Foreign
secretaries of India and Pakistan will be fruitful and the two
countries will try to resolve all their issues amicably as it
will help in establishing peace in the state," NC general
secretary Sheikh Nazir Ahmad said in a statement here.
He said strong and friendly relations between India and
Pakistan were inevitable for peace in South Asian region.

"Jammu and Kashmir can only progress and develop when
there is peace in the region. The nature of relations between
New Delhi and Islamabad directly affects the people of the
state," Ahmad said.

He said friendly relations between the two neighbouring
countries can lead to opening of all the cross Line of Control
(LoC) routes between the divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ahmad called for implementation of the recommendations
made by the five working groups set up by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh after the Round Table Conference in 2005.
"The Justice Sagheer Committee report about the
restoration of internal autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir is the
right solution to the problem and it should be implemented,"
he added.

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