Addressing a public meeting, at border town of
Mufti said since friendship with the neighbouring country was inevitable for the growth and progress of entire region, Parliament’s endorsement of peace moves could put the desired pace and power into the process. Different parties in the parliament must rise above partisan interests as they do in matters of common concern to lend the peace process a national character, he said.
He said Indian parliament enjoys a distinct position of respect in the democratic world and unanimous calls of peace from this highest forum of the country would be in tune with our national interest rather than the shrill rhetoric of some of the leaders. He said
The PDP patron said the border areas like R S Pura and Bishnah had enjoyed peace after the 2003 ceasefire between
Mufti, while recalling initiatives taken during the previous PDP-Congress regime in the State, border and neglected areas were given priorities as far as developmental activities were concerned, He pointed out that during PDP led regime over 80,000 educated youth were appointment as teachers, over 18000 recruited as Anganwari workers. “Not even a single case of favourtism was reported during there recruitment as whole process was conducted in transparent manner”, he said and further added that compensation worth Rs 100 crores was given to the farmers of borders whose land were mined.
PDP vice president of party Trilok Singh Bajwa,spokesman A K Sawhney, former MLA Shanti Devi, Hussain Ali Baffa, Falail Singh, Jagjit Singh Jagga, Deepinder Kour, Choudary Chuni Lal, Mohinder Singh Kotwal, Ashok Jogi, Baldev Singh Pappa, Jagjit Singh Jaggi, S K Raina, Shamshan Shan, Rashpal Singh Sarpanch, Rajinder Manhas, Nadeem Khan, Deepu Chib, Gurdeep Singh, Ramesh Gupta and others also spoke on the occasion.