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'Musharraf's ideas on Kashmir may go with him'
September 28, 2007 09:44 IST
The ideas floated by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [Images] on the Kashmir issue may go with him if he emerges weaker from the current political turmoil in his country, a member of the ruling party said on Friday.
"May be. Because you just don't know who the next leader would be," Kashmala Tariq, member of National Assembly of Pakistan from ruling PML-Q said, replying to a question on whether Musharraf's ideas would receive a setback if he were to emerge weaker in the near future.
"I think it varies from leader to leader. It involves building a consensus. You have to take parties onboard. You have to go through foreign policy issues", she told PTI in Delhi.
Backing another term for Musharraf, she said, "I think Musharraf is a dynamic man. He has taken some bold decisions. I think if he remains for another term, we might reach some point."
Tariq, who was recently chosen as the chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians in a conference held in Delhi, criticised the existing visa system.
"When we come here, we have to report to the police. There is no such procedure in Pakistan. You feel really miserable. Even important persons are harassed and are being asked for bribe. People go through a lot of inconvenience", she alleged.
"We would love to have free movement of people and goods like EU, but you cannot just put Kashmir on backburner and move on," she said.