Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:22:31 GMT | By IANS

Pak Army wants peace with India: Musharraf

Musharraf says the Kashmir issue and other long-standing disputes need to be resolved as these cause hatred, conflict and war


Pak Army wants peace with India: Musharraf (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said that the Pakistan Army, widely seen as anti-India, was in favour of peace with New Delhi and stressed that the Kashmir issue, "the root cause of dispute", needs to be resolved as it provides fuel to extremism in his country.

"The festering wounds of Kashmir continue. We need to resolve the long-standing disputes. These are the causes of hatred, conflict and war," Musharraf said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.

These disputes, which spawn religious fundamentalism, need to be resolved for socio-economic development of both countries, said Musharraf.

Alluding to his four-point formula for resolving the Kashmir issue which he proposed, Musharraf stressed that this roadmap was still the best way forward. The formula included, among other things, gradual demilitarization along the Line of Control, giving maximum self-governance to the two halves of Kashmir, making LoC irrelevant by opening as many routes along the border as possible.

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