We hope that this time both the countries take this initiative forward and to a next level with full seriousness.
Welcoming the diplomatic efforts of Indian and Pakistani leadership for starting fresh talks, National Conference Saturday said time was ripe for the neighbors to end hostility in the region.
“Talks between the neighbors are necessary to end the stalemate, but we believe the dialogue shouldn’t be reduced to merely a photo session between the leadership,” National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said while addressing gathering of party workers from Kashmir region at the party headquarters here.
“In the past many such dialogues have taken place, it was decided to solve all long pending issues and even the claims of having made a forward movement over many critical issues was made but a small incident punctured all those dialogue efforts,” Sagar said.
“We hope that this time both the countries take this initiative forward and to a next level with full seriousness.”
He said people across the region have a strong yearning for peace and progress which can be brought only through dialogue.
“The hostility between India and Pakistan should end and both the countries should sit across the dialogue table and resolve their differences,” he said.
He said Kashmiris are the worst sufferers of the hostility between India Pakistan which is continuing for many decades now and the leadership of both the countries should show empathy towards Kashmiris.
“Both the countries need to understand that we are the basic sufferers of the conflict between the two neighbours and any attempt made by the two to end hostility will be warmly welcomed by National Conference which has been calling for the resolution of all long pending issues,” he added.