Srinagar, Mar 26: Welcoming the opening of opening of Sharda Peeth corridor, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to open all the routes, connecting the two parts of Kashmir, for greater people to people contact.
“After the welcome announcement to open the Sharda Peeth corridor to religious pilgrims by @ImranKhanPTI we hope the government in Pakistan will only announce the Kargil-Skardu road as also other routes to facilitate greater people to people contact,” Omar said in a tweet.
“Sharda Peeth is an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. It’s good to see @ImranKhanPTI take decisions that have been held up for years. Allowing greater people to people contact & opening routes to religious pilgrims are always welcome developments that help to ease tensions,” Omar said in a series of tweets.
Omar also hoped that the dialogue between India and Pakistan would resume soon. “One can only hope that in a post May 23rd India these steps will be reciprocated by the central government & we can move towards resuming the comprehensive dialogue between India & Pakistan ,” Omar said in another tweet.