Kashmir dispute to be resolved within next two years: POK PM

August 13th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Aug. 13 (ANI): Pakistan occupied Kashmir’s (POK) Prime Minister Sardar Yaqoob Khan has said India is not in a position to prolong the Kashmir dispute, and that the issue would be resolved within two years.

Addressing the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Khan said the Kashmir issue could not resolved until India withdraws its troops from the region.

“India can not become an ‘Asian Tiger’ until it withdraws its 800,000-strong army from Kashmir,” The Daily Times quoted Khan, as saying.

He said the dispute should be resolved according to the will of people of the region and the international community, and warned that India could disintegrate into ’six different states’ if its fails to arrive at a solution.

Commenting on the rising need for electricity in the country, Khan said the POK has the potential to generate over 14,000 megawatts of electricity through hydro-power projects.

There is a tremendous scope for expansion in the handicraft, woodcraft and handloom industries in the region, Khan said.

He stressed on the need for luring private entrepreneurs and foreign investors to tap the immense potential of establishing small and medium industries in the region. (ANI)

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