Srinagar: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said, dialogue was the only way forward to herald peace in Indo-Pak region and urged the two nations to break the ice and initiate meaningful engagement to sort out the issues, a party statement said on Wednesday.
“National Conference has been consistently and strongly vouching for Indo-Pak talks and this has now even been endorsed by the Chiefs of Army of the two countries as well, which is a welcome development”, Dr Farooq Abdullah said in an informal interaction with media after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple Amritsar.
Accompanied by Provincial President Devender Singh Rana, the National Conference chief expressed happiness over realization dawning on the Army chiefs of the two countries and said, “This is vindication of our stand”. He added that wars were no solution to solve problems howsoever, serious in nature these may be, as negotiation table is ultimately the forum to thin down difference and reach conclusions. He hoped that the positive observations and assertions of the Army chiefs would be taken forward to create conducive conditions for talks. He said beneficiaries of the Indo-Pak dialogue would be people of Jammu and Kashmir, who have been braving the brunt of hostilities.