Jammu, Mar.1 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said on Saturday that his party has pioneered a political and economic agenda to establish sustainable peace in the subcontinent and to fulfill the wishes and aspirations of all regions and sub-regions of the State.
He claimed that it was during the regime of PDP-led coalition that equal treatment was given to all regions and sub-regions of the State.
"Establishing lasting peace and to consolidate the reconciliation process is on the top of the agenda of PDP ", Sayeed said while addressing gathering of prominent citizens of Jammu at a function that was organized in connection with the joining of eminent advocate A K Sawhney in PDP.
Sawhney along with three prominent social activists namely Varinder Soodan, Dharampal, advocate and Gulshan Sethi joined PDP in the presence of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and party president Mehbooba Mufti.
"Our party, through its pro-peace policies, has consolidated reconciliation process and facilitated the efforts of establishing peace in this region", he said, adding that the beginning of cross-LoC trade, the opening of Srinagar-Muzafarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote roads are noticeable achievements of PDP".
He further mentioned that prevailing peace all along the borders from Kathua to Kathua was result of the reconciliatory policy pioneered and propagated by the PDP.
He asserted that biggest achievements of PDP was that it has created conducive atmosphere for initiating peace process and taking Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to normalize relations between India and Pakistan. Sayeed said that by facilitating the peace and confidence building initiatives PDP has positively transformed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pointing towards high turnout in the just concluded assembly elections, PDP patron said that it was result of the pro-people and reconciliatory policies adopted by the PDP that such a huge number of people turned up this time to participate in the democratic process. "After 2002 elections PDP has revived peoples faith in the democratic institutions through its policies and programmes", he said.
Sayeed reiterated that the Self-Rule document of the PDP was the only and viable solution for solving all problems of this region. "Wishes and aspirations of all regions and sub-regions have been incorporated in the Self-rule document and only through this proposal both internal and external dimensions of Kashmir problem would be addressed", he said and announced that the party would organize debate and seminars to discuss this proposal all over the country. By Tahir Nadeem Khan(ANI)