Mufti welcomes ceasefire agreement between India, Pakistan

Welcoming the recent ceasefire agreement reached between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday hoped that both the countries will succeed in removing trust deficit to firmly entrench lasting peace in the region. 

Quoting former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, he said countries can change friends not neighbours. “Both New Delhi and Islamabad will have to resolve the issues to allow peace to return on borders and the LoC (Line of Control),” he said, while adding that J&K bears the brunt of violence when guns roar on the borders.                       

The Chief Minister was speaking after attending an eye-catching Attestation-cum-Passing-Out-Parade of the 12th Batch of 385 trainee recruits, where he was the chief guest today.

 The Chief Minister hoped that both India and Pakistan will work to strengthen the existing mechanism so that peace holds and prevents regular flare-ups, which play havoc with those residing close to borders and the LoC.