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Vol. 5 Num 295 Sat. March 26, 2005  
   
International


Musharraf Says
India, Pakistan should talk all Kashmir options


Weeks before his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said India and Pakistan should discuss options to resolve the Kashmir issue as agreed in the joint statement issued after their meeting in New York last September.

"There was a need now to start discussing the options. Otherwise, how are we going to move forward?" Musharraf, who will be in Delhi to watch the last one-day Indo-Pak cricket match on April 17 and also meet Singh, said.

The official news agency APP quoted him as saying that he would take up the Kashmir issue in his talks with Singh.

He said that the options to resolve the issue should be discussed as agreed in the September 24 joint statement issued after their meeting in New York last year.