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War no solution to Kashmir: ex-Pak general

Shailee Dogra, Hindustan Times  SAS Nagar, November 25, 2013
First Published: 23:13 IST(25/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:15 IST(25/11/2013)

Not willing to change Pakistan's stand on Kashmir, India Pakistan Soldiers' Initiative for Peace (IPSI)' Pakistan chapter president Lt Gen Humayun Bangash (retd) on Monday called for "shunning of baggage" to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, reiterating that "war is no solution".

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"We have seen four wars, which is enough to teach us that there is no military solution to the problem. Increased people-to-people contact is what would end the hostility," said Lt Gen Bangash, who was here to attend a seminar on 'Healthcare: A Bridge to Peace' held at Fortis Hospital.

He said, "Pakistan's stand on Kashmir remains unchanged but differences do not mean we have to kill one another. The wealth both countries are generating should not be used to kill people; a strong political will is needed to put an end to the hostility."

He said, "Political decisions are not always welcome, but we should not be afraid of factions when you know you have to take a decision in the interest of the nation. We are not keen on using arms but have to extend our arms for a negotiation."

He was here as part of a delegation at Fortis Hospital that brought together former defence officers from India and Pakistan for the seminar. The delegation, under the umbrella of IPSI, comprised around 30 guests from across the border.

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