March 2008 News

Opinion Against Terror Gaining Momentum Globally: J&K CM

6 March 2008
Times Internet Limited

Jammu: Noting that opinion against terror is building and gaining momentum globally, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said people of his state are fed up with violence and want development. Talking to reporters after visiting the upcoming township of Kashmiri migrants at Jagti in Nagrota, Azad welcomed Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari's recent comments on Kashmir. Zardari, husband of slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, had said last week that Indo-Pak relations should not be held hostage by the Kashmir dispute and he was ready to focus on other issues. 'We were apprehensive that the recently held elections in Pakistan might throw up a government that will go back to the old policies. However, Zardari's statement was a welcome development,' Azad said. According to him, opinion against terror was building and gaining momentum internationally. 'In Jammu and Kashmir also, people are fed up of violence and are now thinking about development,' Azad said.

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