Pak PM’s statement has rekindled hope, augurs well for people of Jammu and Kashmir: Farooq

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday welcomed the positive approach of Pakistan’s leadership on resolving long pending issues with the government of India.

Dr Farooq Abdullah who was speaking at the annual day celebrations of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at SKICC, Srinagar said that the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent avowals on Indo-Pak bonhomie has rekindled the hope that a day will come when the people of Jammu & Kashmir will live in a free atmosphere.

“I foresee a time when my colleagues, friends and family members move around without security. It is perhaps for that day, God has kept me going. I wish that day comes when the two neighbouring countries of India and Pakistan live in camaraderie,” he said.

Dr Farooq asserted that only democratically elected governments will advance the cause of development and will work for the socio-economic emancipation of the underprivileged.  “I look forward to elections for the state assembly at an earliest. Only a popular government can mitigate the mounting woes of the people. And it is the duty of people to elect honest people to the legislature,” he said.

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