Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has hailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue during his recent meeting with US President in Washington.

In a statement in Srinagar he said, Nawaz Sharif took a positive step by asking the US President to play a mediatory role in resolution of the lingering issue.

He expressed the hope that the United States would play a positive role in resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of its people to bring peace and stability in the region.

The APHC Chairman also urged India to give up its rigid and intransigent stance over the Kashmir dispute and initiate measures to settle it on permanent basis.

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