ISLAMABAD -  Conflict is a reality embodied in our existence, a reality based on a solid foundation of disagreements, personal interests and ideas, a reality that defines the lines, the angles, the boundaries and the shape of what we desire. It is an abstract term that encompasses the lives of a single, a community and a nation. Difference in opinions, ideas, interests, strategies and plan of actions do lead to disagreements, and these disagreements lead to conflicts where we portray our agendas with pride while nullifying all the proposals from corresponding party leading to a positive feedback, where conflicts further enhance disagreements and disagreements further enhance conflicts unless we sit at a table agreeing to communicate to deliver a solution. Communication is an ideal method to resolve our conflicts. It is negotiating, understanding, delivering and listening. Once we realize our differences and agree to communicate, we actually are agreeing to cooperate by addressing our proposals and demands logically rather than inviting rage and delirium. Let us take a closer look at the current situation of our society, our community, our nation and our world. Let us realize the fact that majority of the conflicts have remained unresolved only due to the lack of proper communication. From the level of a society to the level of a nation we are facing innumerable problems, issues and conflicts but the solution to all these is communication. Analyzing an important yet unresolved issue, “The Kashmir Issue”. After Independence in 1947, due to the Kashmir issue, Pakistan and India’s relation had been greatly severed. To solve this conflict the issue was addressed in UNO Security Council. Due to negotiations, 2 resolutions were passed giving the Right of Self Determination to Kashmiris although it remains unimplemented. Following 1965 Pak-India War over Kashmir, Tashkent Agreement was signed in 1966 between Ayub Khan (President of Pakistan) and Lal Bahadur (Prime Minister of India).Due to this agreement that was the result of a communication the cease fire took place. After 1971 Pak-India War and political instability another agreement took place at Simla in 1972 ‘The Simla Agreement’. This agreement was the result of negotiation between Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Indira Gandhi establishing the line of control. Regardless of these agreements and due to events like Kargil Crisis and Siachen Conflict the Kashmir Issue remains unresolved. However, if it was not for these agreements and communication, Pakistan and India would have been in a state of War each day with people killing each other over Kashmir. Nevertheless this Issue needs to be resolved and we are all looking forward to Pakistan and India to communicate selflessly and dedicate them to an ultimate solution. Just like the Kashmir Issue many other important issues are waiting to be resolved. To establish peace, harmony and tranquillity in Pakistan let us make an oath that we will use our words, our pen and our wisdom to resolve our conflicts and let us for a better Pakistan vote for words and not arms. Long Live Pakistan!

–The writer is a freelance contributor.