LAHORE PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif Tuesday urged New Delhi to initiate meaningful dialogue with the genuine Kashmiri leadership. He was talking to Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal, who called on him at his Raiwind residence. Nawaz said he had always been a staunch advocate of cordial and cooperative relations between the two nuclear powers. For this purpose, he said, he had taken the initiative of inviting the then Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to Lahore in February 1999, where they had signed the Lahore Declaration, which contained a roadmap for resolving the prevailing differences. The PML-N leader said he was convinced that there could be no genuine peace or stability in the region without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, which had been the primary reason behind tension and conflict between the two countries over the past 60 years. The former prime minister urged the Indian leaders to recognise that a peaceful solution of the problem, in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people, would enable both India and Pakistan to devote their energies and resources to economic growth and development of their countries and thereby usher in peace and prosperity in the region. Earlier, the Indian high commissioner had met a number of political leaders, writers and intellectuals at a dinner on Monday night. They included Aitzaz Ahsan, Dr Mubashir Hasan, Ishaq Khakwani, Najam Sethi and Jugnu Mohsin. He had indicated at the meeting that the foreign ministers of the two countries would soon hold a meeting.