Indo-Pak relations have impact on J&K: Omar

JAMMU, May 25:Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the frozen ice on political issues between India and Pakistan will melt and positivity emerge in their relations fast by coming in power the new dispensation in Pakistan.

“A healthy change in the mind set of politicians in Pakistan has also been clearly observed in this regard during the electioneering process in that country,” Mr Abdullah said while addressing a public meeting organised by All India Batwal Welfare Association in collaboration with its J&K Unit at Check Mohammad Yar at Ranbir Singh Pura area near Indo-Pak Border on Buddha Purnima this afternoon.

The Chief Minister said the status of Indo-Pak relations have direct bearing on peace and development in the state.

“The nature of campaigning by various political parties in Pakistan during electioneering indicates healthy change in the mind set of politicians of that country towards Kashmir issue and Indo-Pak relations”, he said and hoped that this would materialise in strengthening peace bonds between the two countries and moving towards resolving all issues across the table.

Mr Abdullah said when borders are peaceful and calm, people carry on their life activities smoothly and tension-free.

“Any tension on borders and in relations between the two neighbours disturb peace and tranquility besides telling upon badly on economic activities and development process in the State”, he said and expressed hope that the ties between the two countries will get strengthened and friendly.

Mr Abdullah said the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh has initiated various initiatives in building confidence between the two countries.

He expressed hope that the Prime Minister would continue its efforts towards this end and said that the new Government in Pakistan hopefully would exhibit similar friendly spirit towards confidence building and resolving of issues peacefully. (AGENCIES)