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Pakistan's Army wants Kashmir dispute to be resolved peacefully with India: Mushrraf

English.news.cn   2012-11-17 19:21:58            

NEW DELHI, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that Pakistan's Army is not anti-India and actually wants peace with the arch-rival neighboring nation, particularly when it comes to resolving the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

"The festering wounds of Kashmir continue. We need to resolve the long-standing disputes. These are the causes of hatred, conflict and war. These disputes, which spawn religious fundamentalism, need to be resolved for socio-economic development of both countries," Musharraf, who lives in exile in London and Dubai, told a summit in the Indian capital.

To resolve the dispute between India and Pakistan, he said that his road map for resolving the Kashmir issue was the best way forward.

While in power, Musharraf had suggested gradual demilitarization along the Line of Control, giving maximum self- governance to the two halves of Kashmir, making the Line of Control irrelevant by opening as many routes along the border as possible, among others measures in solving the Kashmir dispute.

India and Pakistan have fought three major wars over Kashmir.

India has officially stated that it believes Kashmir is an integral part of India while Pakistan maintains that Kashmir is the "jugular vein of Pakistan" and a currently disputed territory whose final status must be determined by the people of Kashmir.

Editor: Luan
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