Jammu: Welcoming Indo-Pak dialogue, Jammu
and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that good
relations between the two neighbours are sine-quo-non for
peace and progress in the sub-continent.
"We welcome Indo-pak dialogue. The thaw in ties
between the two countries and peace in the area always accrue
dividends to Jammu and Kashmir," he said, expressing best
wishes for the successful progress of talks.
Omar said his government worked for better Indo-Pak
relations and supported peaceful settlement of all issues
between the two countries through a process of sustained
dialogue. "We will continue to work in this direction."
Addressing the newly elected panchayat members of
Surankote, Poonch and Mendhar Assembly constituencies of
Poonch district at three separate functions after inaugurating
4-day orientation training camps at these places, the Chief
Minister said that peace is a must to address all issues of
social, economic and political nature.
Congratulating people of the state for their large
scale participation in panchayat polls, the Chief Minister
said that a high level committee under the Chief Secretary has
identified the road map for transfer of functions,
functionaries and funds to the panchayats and this would be
announced soon after the Cabinet approval.