MIRPUR (AJK) - Former Azad Jammu & Kashmir High Court chief justice (r) Abdul Majeed Mallick has said that marathon session of the delegates of civil society from both sides of the line of control assembled at Jammu city of Held Kashmir to deliberate the main issue of Jammu & Kashmir state, regional issues and India, Pakistan relations including trade, tourism, and travel by the people from across the line of control.

Justice (r) Majeed Mallick, who attended the intra-Kashmir dialogue, which concluded in Jammu was talking to newsmen here on his return the other night.

Elaborating the salient features of the meeting, the Kashmiri leader said that the consensus developed in the conference pointed out that India and Pakistan may take adequate measures towards the final settlement of Kashmir keeping in view the wishes of people of the state. In the meanwhile, it was proposed that liberal travelling and trade across the LoC may be made convenient for all citizens of Jammu & Kashmir by opening up the traditional routes in the state including Sialkot-Jammu route.

He said that the meeting further resolved that the travelling may be permitted on a smart card containing particulars of the state subject. It was also proposed that such interactions among all sections of civil society of Jammu & Kashmir may be promoted in all areas of the state, he added.

To a question, he termed the intra-Kashmir dialogue conducive and a step forward for ultimate settlement of the Kashmir issue.

To another question, Justice (r) Majeed Mallick said that participants from Jammu, Leh, Kargil, Kashmir valley, Gilgit/Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir made valuable contributions in the dialogue.

He told that the conference theme was "Multiple Stakeholders: Multiple Dialogues, Conflict and Displaced People, Trade and Economic Revival and Building Bridges Through Culture."About 70 participants with experience in judiciary, business, academics, culture, media, development and social fields participated in the conference from all regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

Prominent among those from AJK who attended the conference included Justice (r) Abdul Majeed Malik, Justice (r) Manzoor Hussain Gilani, Justice (r) Sharif Hussain Bhukhari, Mian Khalid Rafiq, AJK Chamber of Commerce President Amina Bibi, Member Gilgit Baltistan Assembly, Saghir Khan-poet, writer and scholar, Aziz Ahmed Khan- former Pakistan HC to India, Ershad Ahmed -leading  journalist and columnist and others.