March 2008 News

PDP’s First: Mehbooba Visiting Pak

14 March 2008

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti would visit Pakistan in the last week of March to attend Pugwash conclave on regional stability. Mufti is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on March 27 to attend the conclave on March 28-29 at Islamabad. The proposed conclave would discuss problems of regional stability, initiatives that should be taken to promote peace and cooperation in the region, and make recommendations to the respective governments in this regard. Focus of Mehbooba’s presentation at the conference would be “Prospects for Kashmir in Indo-Pak relations” among other topics to be discussed during the conclave. She would give a detailed presentation of her party’s self-rule proposal at the conference. Several political leaders, scholars and opinion makers are scheduled to attend the two-day conference This would be Mehbooba’s maiden visit to Pakistan. During her stay in Pakistan, the PDP President would be meeting a cross-section of leaders and civil society activists. The PDP didn’t attend the last Pugwash Conference held in Islamabad.

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