LA­HORE DEC­LA­RA­TION WAY FOR­WARD: CM MEHBOOBA

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Sri­na­gar, In­dia - Jammu and Kash­mir Chief Min­is­ter Mehbooba Mufti on Satur­day said trade with Pak­istan should not be stopped and re­viv­ing the ‘La­hore Dec­la­ra­tion’ en­gi­neered by for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Atal Bi­hari Va­j­payee was the way for­ward for peace be­tween the two coun­tries.

The Chief Min­is­ter said trade with Pak­istan needs to be strength­ened and not stopped to bridge dis­tances be­tween the two neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. She said peace be­tween the two coun­tries as en­vis­aged in the La­hore dec­la­ra­tion dur­ing the Prime Min­is­ter­ship of Atal Bi­hari Va­j­payee was still the best way for­ward to move in In­dia-Pak­istan re­la­tion­ship.

On the 18th foun­da­tion day of her party - the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) - Mufti said Kash­mir was the crown of In­dia and the coun­try was in­com­plete with­out it.

She said leg­is­la­tors from Pak­istani side of Kash­mir should be al­lowed to come here and in­ter­act with the law­mak­ers on the In­dian side to know each other's view­point.

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