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What satisfies Pak will satisfy Kashmiris: Pak spokesman
June 28, 2004 16:50 IST
Pakistan on Monday suggested the establishment of a mechanism to involve the people of Jammu and Kashmir "at some stage" in the dialogue process to resolve the vexed issue, and said a solution that "satisfies Islamabad will satisfy Kashmiris" too.
Asked if such a mechanism was "mandatory", Khan said it is "imperative."
When pointed out that the Joint Statement issued after the talks mentioned that the Kashmir issue should be resolved to the "satisfaction of both sides," he said: "What satisfies Pakistan will ultimately satisfy the Kashmiris. That's the simple answer."
Khan said there are three parties to the dispute and "when you are resolving the issue, it would be both advisable and sagacious to consult the people of Jammu and Kashmir because they are the ones who are to decide their future political dispensation."
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