Srinagar: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s has taken a bold step focused in the veracious direction by sending a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on Pakistan day.
In her tweet she said that, “PM Modi reaching out to his Pakistani counterpart is a step in the right direction. As Vajpayee ji famously said, one can change his friends but not neighbours. I hope this leads to a process of dialogue and reconciliation. Kashmir needs healing, (sic)”
However Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his letter written to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Pakistan day reads as, “As a neighbouring country, India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan. For this, an environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative.”
The PDP Chief expressed her expectations by saying that the letter would lead to a process of talks and understanding over the issues between the two nuclear armed neibouring nations of south Asia.
Mufti’s tweet came just a day before PDP President Mehbooba Mufti will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Srinagar in connection with a money laundering case, sources privy to Kashmir Glacier said.
It is also said that Mufti will appear before the ED at its Srinagar office on Thursday to face questioning in the case.
Meanwhile, the 61-year-old leader, who was released last year after more than a year in detention following the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, was served a notice to appear at the ED headquarters in the national capital.
Pertinently, Pakistan celebrates its national day every year on March 23 to commemorate the ‘Lahore Resolution’ of 1940 and the adoption of the first Constitution of Pakistan.