Peace process to ''enhance'' under new Pak govt: Azad

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Jammu, Apr 1 (UNI) The halted peace process would get a ''boost'' under the newly elected democratic set up in Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here said.

Addressing a public rally in bordering Suchetgarh sector yesterday, Mr Azad, while reposing confidence in the democratically elected Pakistan government said it would carry forward the peace and dialogue process with India initiated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

''Lasting peace was imperative for the prosperity of both the countries and the sub-continent,'' Mr Azad said adding that the Pakistan Prime Minister would discuss the CBMs with Indian Prime Minister to strengthen the process which was slowed down due to an internal situation in Pakistan during the past one year.

Mr Azad said that people of Jammu and Kashmir were proud to be part of the greatest democracy of the world, adding ''India is emerging as a global power, the pulse of which has already been felt by the comity of nations.'' ''Peace initiatives and dialogue process aimed at confidence building and economic transformation have yielded remarkable results,'' the Chief Minister said asserting, ''our borders are peaceful since the last five years making way for speedy development and economic activities and the opening of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakot roads have contributed a lot in creating conducive and palatable atmosphere.'' UNI VBH AM RK1300

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