Optimistic of coming Indo-Pak secretary level talks:Mufti
Gool (Ramban)/Jammu, May 22 (Scoop News)-Reiterating demand of providing requisite facilities to further facilitate the cross LoC trade, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today hoped that some concrete steps would be taken in the coming Indo-Pak Home Secretary level talks to ensure hassle free cross LoC trade and travel.
Addressing an impressive public meeting at Gool area, Mr Sayeed stressed on the need of a credible banking facilities and proper communication system to harness the full potential of the trans-LoC trade. He said that opening of cross LoC trade was the most significant and historic Confidence Building Measures (CBM) which needed to be further facilitated in the larger interest of the peace and prosperity in this region. “I hope that Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan in their schedule meeting on May 24 and 25 would take some bold steps to further facilitate the cross LoC trade and travel”, he said and observed that restrictions imposed on free movement of people and commodities have only deprived the region of the vast potential of economic activities that could have changed socio-economic conditions of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Besides simplifying the cross LoC trade procedure, there should be free movement of people on both sides of LoC because cooperation on economic, social and cultural fronts is the only way to bring the people of the subcontinent together”, he observed and reiterated demand of his party to open all traditional routes on fully exploit potential of this region.
Reiterating resolve of his party to accelerate the peace process, Mufti Sayeed said that aim of the PDP was to restore peace with dignity in the region and to develop
He reminded that people of the State were gripped with fear psychosis and there was a sense of insecurity when PDP was formed. “We not only provided security to the people but also restored dignity and honour of the common masses”, he said and recalled that in 2002 elections PDP had only 16 members but the party changed political discourse of the State and scripted a new chapter peace and development in the history of
“2002 assembly was turning point in the history of
The patron further added that success NC regimes were responsible for the trust deficit between people of
Pointing towards backwardness and under-development of Gool area, the PDP asked the central government to complete the Ramban-Rajouri road via Gool-Mahore on war-footing because condition of the track was very bad. He said that adequate allocations of funds should be made for the completion of this road. He also demanded that adequate staff should be deployed at sub-district hospital Gool because locals have been suffering due to non availability of doctors.
Thakur Balbir Singh, Abdul Ahad Wani, Imtiyaz Ahmed Shan, Suresh Sharma, Sukhdev Sharma, Shoukat Daing, Shahwaz Mirza, Mohammad Sadiq Tragwar, Javed Ahmed Shan, Jan Mohammad Tragwar, Mohammad Suhan, Master Israil, Mohammad Yosuf Mugal, Mohammad Yasin, A R Wani, Abdul Rashid, Capt Amar Singh and others also spoke on the occasion. Earlier Capt Amar Singh along with his supporters joined PDP.
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