LAHORE DECLARATION WAY FORWARD: CM MEHBOOBA
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.