JAMMU: Stating that BJP is undermining former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s peace initiatives, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that the party is focused on bringing complete peace and normalcy to the State through peaceful and amicable resolution of the Kashmir issue.
Addressing a gathering of the PDP workers from Kokernag, at his residence here this morning, Mufti said the poll verdict of 2002 was a testimony of the people’s will and determination which guarantees the durability an eventual success of the party’s agenda. “The past five years have witnessed changes of great significance and importance on both the political and the economic fronts in Jammu & Kashmir,” he said and added that the party is focused on bringing complete peace and normalcy to the State through peaceful and amicable resolution of the Kashmir issue.
PDP, Sayeed said would continue to work towards achieving the objective of sustainable and workable peace in the State and the region, as the popular belief in the envisioned objectives of the peace process has grown manifold during these years.
Maintaining that the initiatives taken at various levels during the past five years have laid a sound foundation of mutual trust and confidence to build upon, Mufti emphasized that much more needs to be done to positively impact the changing ground scenario. “Only substantive political and economic measures, on the internal and bilateral fronts, would consolidate the situation to extent that holds a promise of peace and prosperity in Jammu & Kashmir and cooperative relationship in the region,” he said.
Mufti made it clear that PDP would continue to initiate and facilitate all reasonable measures, consistent with its pro-people agenda and policies, to ensure that its vision of a peaceful, dignified and prosperous Jammu & Kashmir gets translated into reality, with people in all the regions of the State sharing its political and economic benefits.-SANA