Parliament should endorse PM’s peace initiative: Mufti
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 7: Patron Peoples Democratic Party Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said that Parliament should endorse Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s latest peace initiative with Pakistan.
“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 addressing a public meeting at Arnia in Bishnah.
“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.
He said it was true that Indo-Pak relations impact the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, reverse too was true.
“Whenever the situation in the state is stable, the two countries tend to behave differently as was proved recently in 2003.”
In a statement, he said the turnaround then was possible as a result of the positive signals of change in the mindset of people here and the state government’s ability to channel it appropriately.
Mufti said unfortunately the present dispensation was unable to comprehend the complex and sensitive nature of the state it is governing.
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Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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