Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed hope that the recent developments involving Indo-Pak relations could usher in the times of peace and prosperity in Jammu & Kashmir.
In a statement, PDP General Secretary (Organization) Mehboob Beg said the steps-with the right intention- by the neighboring countries with regard to the improvement of relations and a clear focus on J&K could go a long way in resumption of sustainable peace process in the region by paving way to address the issue of J&K.
“The ceasefire declared on the 25th of February, 2021 which holds till date is a huge sigh of relief for the people of J&K in general and the people of Karnah, Tangdhar, Gurez, Uri, Kathua and Poonch in particular as they directly bear the brunt of the hostilities between India and Pakistan,” he said.
“The events after the ceasefire also inspire hope as the PM has not only wished the Pakistani Prime Minister the best of health but also in his letter, underlined the need for cordial relations between the two countries besides having wished the very best to the people of Pakistan,” he added.
“Overtures like these, especially from a PM with such a huge mandate have the potential to go a long way in fostering a friendly environment between the two countries and the same should directly benefit the people of J&K,” he said.
Beg expressed hope that the excellent work done by former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee and then Pakistan president General Parvez Musharaf which was carried forward by Manmohan Singh and Musharaf shall now be taken to its logical conclusion by the present dispensation in the interest of the people of the two countries.(KNS)