Srinagar, Nov 27 (UNI) Asserting that peace in the region was not possible without good relations between India and Pakistan, the National Conference (NC) urged both governments to speed up peace process.
Addressing daylong election meetings in Tangdhar, Karnah and Keran in north Kashmir the NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah and his son and party president Omar Abdullah said time has come when both the countries should work for peace in the region.
Dr Abdullah has urged both the neighbouring countries to take concrete measures so as to advance the dialogue process for lasting peace in the sub-continent.
He said the time has come when both India and Pakistan should take concrete measures so as to strengthen the ties between the two nations.
Peace in the subcontinent, he said, is not possible unless and until the relations between India and Pakistan are strengthened.
He stated that trade between the two countries should also flourish so as to give fillip to the economy of the country and the state.
Indeed, the benefits that flow from trade and cooperation can serve to reinforce the peace process.
He said for both India and Pakistan, the economic and political imperatives for achieving lasting peace now appear to be stronger than ever.
The former Chief Minister urged the Centre to accelerate the peace process so that peace could return to the sub-continent and people could harvest the gains.
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