| GEO World|
| Dr. Fai demands special envoy on Kashmir|
| Updated at: 1508 PST, Tuesday, May 19, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The Executive Director of Kashmir Centre Washington, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai has said that changes in the global community, in general, and the United States after November 2008 election, in particular, are creating a surge of expectations among the people of Kashmir for fulfilling the international promise of self-determination.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai in a statement issued in Washington said that hundreds of petitions had been presented to the United Nations Military Observers Group (UNMOG) in Srinagar during the unprecedented peaceful protest processions in 2008.
He said that the global community has the opportunity to focus its attention in setting a stage for a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute. An appointment of a special envoy on Kashmir, Dr. Fai said, as suggested by then candidate Barack Obama would go a long way to hasten the progress of peace and reconciliation in the region of South Asia.