JAMMU: Minister for Public Works Department, Naeem Akhtar today said the government is making all efforts for bringing sustainable peace to Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed deep grief over the killing of civilians at Shopian in Army firing.
Replying to the discussion on the Shopian firing and killing in the Upper House the Minister said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has taken up the matter of civilian killings with the Union Defense Minister and a probe has also been ordered into the tragic incident.
The Minister said an atmosphere is being created by vested interests to sabotage the peace efforts and the violent militancy related incidents are also hampering the peace efforts.
“Cutting across all the political barriers we need to build a consensus and to find a durable solution to this problem and to end the vicious cycle of violence that is destroying our lives, our economy, our education and our societal values,” he added.
“Dialogue is the only solution to and ultimate way for the resolution of the state’s problems,” he said.
He accused some TV Channels of having unleashed a vicious campaign against Kashmir and Kashmiris which he said is only adding fuel to the fire.
Earlier, several members participated in the discussion on the recent firing and killings in Shopian.