Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq writes in a comment book during his visit to the office of MQM in Karachi on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. – AP Photo

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said the Kashmir dispute should be resolved according to wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

He was talking via telephone to the Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during his visit to “Nine Zero” on Thursday, said a statement issued by the MQM.

Altaf Hussain said that Kashmiri people should also be represented in all dialogues for finding a solution of the dispute.

The MQM chief also offered to extend his unconditional support to the cause.

He said that unity and leadership were the basic ingredients for success of any movement where opponent is powerful and has access to unlimited resources.

Altaf Hussain said, “If MQM comes in power it would solve the Kashmir dispute according to aspirations of the people of Kashmir…..whether they would want to live with Pakistan or as an independent country, it would be entirely up to the Kashmiri people.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq thanked the MQM chief for the warm welcome he received at “Nine Zero”.

He said that positive progress should be made for solving the Kashmir dispute along with restoration of the bus service, improvement in trade relations and other steps.

Farooq agreed with the views of Altaf Hussain for finding a solution of the dispute through dialogues. “People of Kashmir also want the violence to end,” he said.

The APHC chairman hoped that all political parties include the Kashmir issue in their manifestoes for the upcoming general elections in Pakistan.

Altaf Hussain directed the Rabita Committee to include all the demands suggested by the Kashmiri representatives for finding a solution of the issue in the party manifesto.

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