Jammu, Dec 28 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha today said the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan would certainly be affected following the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a function, the Governor described the situation in Pakistan as ''very shocking and grave'' and expressed the hope that the people of the neighbouring country would come out of the sordid phase soon.
Asked whether Bhutto's killing would have any bearing on the ongoing talks between India and Pakistan, Gen Sinha said the incident would certainly affect the negotiations.
However, he said, ''The situation in Pakistan will have no bearing on the peace process within our country ( between the government and the people of the state).
He exuded confidence that the people of the sub-continent would strive for bringing about peace and defeat the cult of terrorism.