KARACHI - Prominent Kashmiri leader and former Azad Jammu & Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood has called for an intra-Kashmir dialogue between civil leaderships of India and Pakistan to reach a meaningful resolution on the disputed valley under the resolution of the United Nations. Addressing a press conference at the Press Club on Saturday, the former premier said that during his recent visit to Srinagar, he shared his views with the leadership of the Indian-held Kashmir. Mehmood was of the view that peace could only be returned to Afghanistan and the region after the Kashmir issue was resolved amicably. He opined that the civil leaderships of the two sides should formulate proposals on the Kashmir issue after consultations with Kashmiri leaders, including All-Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Yaseen Malik, Shabir Shah, as well as traders and lawyers. He said that Kashmiri leaders wanted that the line of control (LoC) should be made irrelevant and movement between the two sides should be smoothened to encourage people-to-people contact. He welcomed both Pakistan and Indias nod to a conference on Kashmir in Srinagar and Muzafarabad. He also supported the ongoing talks between India and Pakistan, and proposed establishment of a joint chamber of commerce in the valley to help bring the two sides closer. He said the people across the LoC backed the freedom struggle. He said that on behalf of the Pakistanis he had assured the Kashmiris that the people of Pakistan would never accept any formula or resolution aimed at dividing Kashmir. Kashmir is a political issue.