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UN resolution on Kashmir now obsolete, says Qayyum

A top leader of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) says that United Nations resolutions on Kashmir have become obsolete.

world Updated: May 05, 2007 05:36 IST


A top leader of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), who has recently returned from New Delhi after attending a conference in India, says the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir had become obsolete.

Former President of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and leader of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan, told media that the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir had now become obsolete.

Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad on his return from New Delhi after attending 'heart to heart conference' of Kashmiris from the Indian subcontinent, he also said the time had come to accept that there were militant training camps in Pakistan as well as "Azad Kashmir" in the past which were boldly closed down by President Pervez Musharraf.

"Yes, of course there were training camps in Pakistan and in Azad Kashmir (POK) also. It was no secret. It was open knowledge," he says.

He says there were no training camps now but some militants were still present in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

"Musharraf closed them down and now there are no training camps, there may be people in those camps but they are not getting any training. I have not kept anything hidden behind curtains.

"We cannot keep something like this under wraps. The Americans know everything, they can tell you the last detail about these camps. In today's world, it is impossible to keep something like this hidden. We should speak the truth or else we become ourselves liars", he told the media on Thursday.

Sardar Qayyum says the four-point proposal on Kashmir floated by General Musharraf had evoked a good response in India.