"I know when Atal Bihari Vajpayee went to Lahore...he told me that he had proposed to Musharraf to take that part and let us keep ours, and let us correct those lines so it becomes easy for people to travel to and fro and trade can flourish, but they did not agree to it," Abdullah said.

"Today they are agreeing to accept it, but we have to start the dialogue," Abdullah said. Replying to queries about the reported demand in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) of joining India, Abdullah said it will never happen and the countries will continue to hold the parts of the state under their respective control.

"It will never happen. It (PoK) is part of Pakistan and will remain part of Pakistan. This (Jammu and Kashmir) is India's part and will remain part of India, you have to understand this," the NC leader told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

"The only way out is that India and Pakistan should start a dialogue (with each other) and find a way out with that dialogue," he added.

"For how many years we have been saying that it (PoK) is part of India. What we have done so far, have we ever taken it back," Abdullah cited.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah expressed surprise over the treatment given by the TV news channels to his father Farooq Abdullah's views on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"I'm amazed that the channels are treating my father's views as though they are something he's never said before," Omar wrote on Twitter.

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