AZAD Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed's suggestion of turning the LoC into a line of commerce sounds quite odd at this stage in the backdrop of India's stiff resistance to any progress on the Kashmir dispute itself. His argument that this economic zone would result in free business activity in the troubled area fails to touch the question of Indian occupation and the human rights abuses 700,000 troops stationed there are wantonly committing. While one would not question the sincerity of Sardar Attique's proposal, the fact of the matter is that the idea of resolving the conflict through CBMs has not quite paid off. The Pakistan government has floated a number of initiatives since 2004 when the peace process began. But all of them have failed to draw the right response from New Delhi. It is time Islamabad insisted on definite movement on the dispute's resolution. Kashmiri leaders have once again asked for their inclusion in composite dialogue. Chairman APHC Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's call should also be taken up with New Delhi because without the Kashmiris' participation to ensure that their aspirations are taken into account, there can be no viable solution. One would hope that the government would no longer keep the core issue on the backburner but would pursue it vigorously, giving it the top priority on its foreign policy agenda that it rightly merits.