Pak rejects Pervez Kashmir formula

The Pakistan government has trashed former President Pervez Musharraf’s four-point formula to resolve Kashmir issue, saying it was “his thinking” which did not have the endorsement of Parliament or Cabinet and suggested a fresh approach to address the vexed problem.
Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who will be meeting external affairs minister S.M. Krishna here on July 15, said the two countries should build on progress made in any area and look at ways to make progress where it has not been done.
“We will not like to ignore anything. We will not like to ignore any development or any positive development that has taken place between India and Pakistan,” he told PTI in an interview here.
He was responding when asked to comment on India’s emphasis that there was a need to “reaffirm” the progress made through “complex negotiations and dialogue through patient and unsung effort” whether in the composite dialogue or back channel diplomacy.
“Any issue, whether it is Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Water, any issue where progress can be made, should be made. Where it hasn’t been made, we should look at ways and means how to make progress.” Asked whether his government endorses the four-point formula floated by Mr Musharraf in December 2006 to resolve Kashmir issue, he said, “The four-point formula that Gen Musharraf made then was his thinking. It was being done through quiet back-channel diplomacy.”

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