Srinagar, June 08: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah today said that sincere efforts by Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism could lead to Indo-Pak talks which were imperative for sorting out the problems between the two countries.
“Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had made certain promises in January last which were not translated into action. Pakistan continues to indulge in cross-border terrorism and it has created a war-like situation between the two countries,” he said addressing a congregation at Wangat, 40 km from here.
Abdullah hoped that Musharraf would keep up his renewed assurance to stop cross-border terrorism and the situation would soon become conducive for holding talks between the two countries. Positive response and sincere efforts by Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism can lead to a dialogue, which is imperative for sorting out the problems.
He said unprovoked shelling from across the border rendered many people homless in the border areas.
Union minister of state for external affairs Omar Abdullah expressed optimism about return of normalcy and peace in the state. “People are longing for everlasting peace and return of good old days,” he said.
Thousands of people thronged the Baba Nagri from various parts of the state and neighbouring states to participate in the 108th Urs of Hazrat Mian Nizam-ud-din Kyanwi being observed at Wangat today.