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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.

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Speaking to reporters at the end of the two-day foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Masood Khan said: "It is their [Kashmiris'] fate that you are deciding and they must be associated with the process. It is the most desirable thing to do."

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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Sub: Kashmir: An issue

I think it is all nonsense to talk to Pakistan for Kashmir,which is integral part of India.If some country would claim the same thing (like ...

Posted by Shrikant Vempati

Sub: Meaning is rather simple

Pakis seem to have given up on the kashmiri leaders as there is significant differences in the thought of local kashmiri leaders on two sides ...

Posted by rohin

Sub: involve kashmiris in talk

Should not be allowed..There is not question to involve people..It is clear cut that Pakitan still want to Kashmir in their pocket. But as earlier ...

Posted by rakesh

Sub: Kashmir Solution: Unification of India & Pakistan

Reunifying India and Pakistan will solve the Kashmir issue. There is no other solution.

Posted by Kara Swart

Sub: Kashmir is part of India

Since when did the likes of Riaz Khokar start to think that Kashmir is a part of Pakistan. The talks don't seem to have a ...

Posted by vishwesh



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