Hailing the Centre's decision to provide telephone and other facilities to the cross-Line of Control (LoC) traders, patron of PDP Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for more effective steps to win hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The decision to provide telephone and other facilities to the cross-LoC traders is endorsement of PDP's stand because we have been demanding that adequate infrastructure be developed to further boost this trade," Sayeed said here.
He was addressing a function to welcome senior NC leader Tariq Mohiuddin, who joined PDP along with his supporters today.
Terming the opening of Line of Control (LoC) for the movement of goods and people as the biggest ever Confidence Building Measure (CBM) to improve relations between India and Pakistan, he said PDP has been demanding to institutionalise the cross LoC trade by providing normal trading facilities.
The former Chief Minister said telephone, banking, financial and other normal trade-related facilities were essential for traders of both the countries so as to take maximum benefit of this CBM.