|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
J&K government welcomes Zardari's remarks
March 03, 2008 16:56 IST
Asif Ali Zardari's remarks that the
The comments by the co-chairman of the PPP, which will head a planned coalition government, was also slammed by Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) whose former chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed claimed it was "tantamount to rubbing salt in the wounds of the Kashmiri people".
Zardari, husband of slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto [Images], said last week Indo-Pak relations should not be held hostage by
"We welcome (Zardari's) positive and realistic remarks. I hope the emerging democratic set up in
Vakil, who is the Social Welfare Minister, said people were concerned more with economic issues and wanted peace for progress and prosperity.
Welcoming Zardari's remarks, Deputy Chief Minister and senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh said there was a need to open up road links between
This would facilitate thousands of tourists from
Separatists, on the other hand, flayed Zardari for his remarks with leaders of the JKLF and both factions of the Hurriyat Conference saying it reflected his political immaturity.
Outlining LeT's position, Saeed said Pakistanis will reject any government that overlooks the