Friday, 12 November 2010

India,Pak had almost reached agreement on Kashmir: Musharraf

India,Pak had almost reached agreement on Kashmir: Musharraf
Posted by K4Kashmir on November 12, 2010 in India, Kashmir, Pakistan | 0 Comment Edit
India,Pak had almost reached agreement on Kashmir: Musharraf
Betwa Sharma

New York, Nov 12 (PTI) Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf today said India and Pakistan were “moving forward towards drafting an agreement” on Kashmir during his tenure and that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was genuinely committed to peace in the region.

“I was certainly trying for it [peace]. And we were reaching success. I have always praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [of India] for his sincerity to reach peace,” said Musharraf, in an interview with NPR.

“And we almost reached peace on all the three issues…the third one, Kashmir, we had made some certain parameters and we were moving forward towards drafting an agreement,” he added.

“Unfortunately, that was not to be, but I tried my best.”
Noting that peace is the only way forward, Musharraf noted that the deadlock on Kashmir was rendering the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) useless.

“And I think the way forward is peace ? for the sake of world, which thinks that this is a nuclear flash point; for the sake of SAARC, which is impotent because of the conflict because of India and Pakistan,” said the former president.

“And for the sake of bilateral Pakistan-India advantages ? socio-economic advantages which will flow from peace between the two countries,” he noted.

Musharraf is in the US to drum up support for his comeback, which he announced earlier this year by launching a new political party — the All Pakistan Muslim League — that would contest elections in 2013.

Earlier this week, he accused India of trying to create an “anti-Pakistan Afghanistan.”
“If I”m allowed to be very, very frank, India”s role in Afghanistan is to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan,? said Musharraf, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday.

Today, he characterised the narrative of the Indo-Pak dispute as “impartial”.

“So, unfortunate reality, why I have to be so emotional about it, is every time it is Pakistan who is a rogue,” he said.

“Indian bomb is not a Hindu bomb. Pakistan bomb is a Islamic bomb. I think we are being very impartial, we are being very unfair to Pakistan…” PTI BS

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Musharaf never apologized for kargil debacale. and i have never seen any Kashmiri talking about Kargil war.

musharaf must be made to apologize for kargil war by kashmiris but then kashmiri are not sure if pakistani establishment will support in their cause for freedom from india.

basically bottom line is that kashmiri leadership has one point agenda that is india-bashing and kick-out india from kashmir hook or by crook.

and all other talk about morality, human rights, civil liberaty are just reasoning to make this goal achieve one way or another.

kashmiri leadership has not demonstrated any wider view than narrow anti-india view.