Omar Abdullah For Resumption Of Indo-Pak Talks On Kashmir

Omar Abdullah For Resumption Of Indo-Pak Talks On Kashmir

12 May 2013
Kashmir Watch


Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday while congratulating former Pak Premier Nawaz Sharief for his victory in Pak National Assembly Elections reminded him of the initiative he took during his earlier premiership to restore friendship with India and resolve Kashmir issue. He urged him to move ahead once again on this important issue positively by picking up the threads from where these had been dropped. “Today is an important day for people of Jammu and Kashmir as the elections were held in Pakistan and Mian Nawaz Sharief is emerging as victorious. I from this stage at Trikulbal Pattan, congratulate Mian Sahib on behalf of people of Jammu and Kashmir, my government and myself and hope that he would carry forward the process of restoring peace and friendship with India and work for resolving K-issue”, Omar Abdullah said this while addressing a largely attended public gathering at Trikulbal, Pattan after laying foundation of a bridge. Omar Abdullah also appealed to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to extend hand of friendship to Mian Nawaz Sharief for resolving all outstanding issues including those pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir similarly as Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended friendship to the then Pak President Gen. Musharraf. He said unless friendship and peace is restored between the two countries the basic political issues cannot be solved amicably. He said the friendship between the two countries is in the larger interest of people of Jammu and Kashmir and the sub-continent. “Guns cannot be described as good or bad guns; guns are always responsible for bleedings and killings. Let gun-culture ends once for all. Let peace prevails. Let issues are resolved amicably across the table”, he said adding “we have seen how much damage guns have caused to Pakistan. The people in Pakistan have undergone an unfortunate phase of killings and sufferings due to gun in similar way as the people of Jammu and Kashmir experienced during a long period of militancy for over 22 years”, he maintained and expressed hope that peace will prevail.