Srinagar, May 26:::PDP Chief-spokesperson and former Parliamentarian, Dr.Mehboob Beg has welcomed the issues raised in the Governor’s address and said that the same reiterates the commitment of the government. The government has reiterated its unflinching stand of safeguarding the best interests and the special status of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and no more politicization and rumor mongering in this regard should be resorted to, said Dr.Beg.
“The upgradation of cross-LoC trade, development of border tourism and providing interest subvention to traders are all laudable steps which shall go a long way in boosting our economy as well as ensuring healthier relations on both sides of the LoC”, remarked Dr.Beg.
Dr.Beg also underlined the importance of the return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland to complete the ethnic diversity of Kashmir and assured a secure environment for them. Beg appreciated the efforts of the Prime Minister to mend ties with Pakistan while pointing-out that the same shall have a direct bearing on the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Beg also said that the Prime Minister’s visit to Lahore as well as the subsequent dialogue between India and Pakistan at various levels had generated hope in the state and the people stood for healthy relations between the two nations.
“The Confidence building measures in collaboration with the Government of India in seeking upgradation of cross-LoC trade and infrastructure of trade facilitation centres have been strengthened and the banking facilities have been worked-out in consultation with the GoI as well as the RBI” , said Beg.
2015 Kashmir Despatch