Srinagar, Feb 6: Government on Wednesday said the present coalition dispensation is committed to take forward the initiatives taken by the central government towards normalizing relations with Pakistan and ensuring peace and development in the subcontinent.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while replying to a written question by a legislator invoked the Agenda of Alliance. She said, “The Union Government has recently initiated several steps to normalize the relationship with Pakistan. The coalition government will seek to support and strengthen the approach and initiatives taken by the government to create a reconciliatory environment and build stakes for all in the peace and development within the sub-continent.”
Mehbooba said the same will be pursued by taking confidence building measures such as enhancing people to people contact on both sides of the LoC, encouraging civil society exchangers, taking level and opening new routes across all three regions to enhancing connectivity.
Mehbooba said that the earlier NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated a dialogue process with all political groups including the Hurriyat Conference in the spirit of “Insaaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat”.
“Following the same principles, the coalition government will facilitate and help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all internal stakeholders, who will include all political groups irrespective of their ideological views and predilections,” the CM said. “This dialogue will seek to build a broad based consensus on resolution of all outstanding issues of J&K.”