Azad Urges Gilani To Revive Peace Process With New Delhi

26 March 2008
The News International


Srinagar: Held Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday urged Pakistan's new premier to revive a slow-moving peace process with New Delhi, while a hard-line separatist struck a more pessimistic note. 'With an elected government in place in Pakistan, I am hopeful that it will work towards consolidation of the peace process initiated by the two countries four years ago,' Azad said. But the hard-line Kashmiri separatist said he did not expect too much from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. 'Kashmiris should not expect too much from the new government,' said Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Geelani blames Musharraf for abandoning support to militants. 'After 9-11, the Pakistan government has taken a U-turn on Kashmir. Pakistan should rethink and support the Kashmiri cause,' he said.