ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood has said that everyone in Kashmir desires an early and peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar before winding up his three-day visit to the valley, Barrister Sultan said both the countries - Pakistan and India - should create conducive atmosphere. They should hold talks, but permanent peace cannot be guaranteed in the region without settlement of the Kashmir dispute, he added. He said he also discussed various issues with the puppet Chief Minister of Indian Occupied Kashmir Omar Abdullah during their recent meeting at the residence of a Kashmiri businessman in Srinagar. Yes, I had a meeting with Omar Abdullah, during which I discussed cross-LoC (Line of Control) trade, various CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) between Pakistan and India and also brought up the issue of unmarked graves during our discussion, he maintained. I met many leaders in Srinagar including the Hurriyet leaders. Everybody has his own opinion about resolution of the Kashmir dispute, but all were unanimous on early and peaceful settlement, he said. He warned that the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru could derail Pak-India peace process. Afzal Guru should not be hanged, as his hanging can further deteriorate the situation. India should not take any step that could lead to tension in the region, he maintained.