'India, Pak should sign no-war pact'
He said governments of both Pakistan and India were in their bureaucratic way trying to resolve issues.india Updated: May 25, 2006 22:20 IST
Former Pakistan Finance Minister Mubashir Hasan on Thursday said India and Pakistan should enter into a separate treaty that they would not wage a war or prepare for a war "in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir".
Both countries must ensure that the treaty was not broken, he said speaking at a public meeting on "Towards Resolution of the Kashmir Dispute" organised by Pakistan India People's Forum for Peace and Democracy in Bangalore.
He said governments of both Pakistan and India were "in their bureaucratic way" trying to resolve issues connected with Kashmir but "it will take a long time"
JKLF leader Yasin Malik said solution to the Kashmir issue must be found from the "grassroot level" and "genuine peace talks should be violence-free wherein it is held in a situation where the people must feel secure".
He said there should be flexibility on the part of both India and Pakistan with regard to Kashmir but emphasised that for the peace process to be durable, it must be acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and not just to the two countries.
First Published: May 25, 2006 22:20 IST