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Allow movement of legislators across LoC: Mufti

She suggested that legislators from either side should be allowed to move across the borders freely, reports Sanjay Khajuria.
None | By Sanjay Khajuria, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2007 10:38 PM IST

MP and PPP (People's Democratic Party) president Mehbooba Mufti reiterated that a political solution to the J&K issue is imperative for sustainable peace and prosperity in the state. She suggested that legislators from either side should be allowed to move across the borders freely.

In a media interaction, Mehbooba Mufti said that PDP has always supported the opening up of J&K's economy to accelerate economic integration and if such a group is constituted, this would certainly be another step similar to CBMs.

She further told that sitting across the tables, the elected representatives could take up the issues to give a fillip to J&K's economy and look for a hassle-free movement of people across borders.

She was however appreciative to the opening of roads as the best CBMs asked for lesser documentation making it more convenient and accessible for the poor but divided families across the borders.

Replying to a question about the hassle free environment for the movement of people across the borders, she said respective currencies of the either side should be accepted during the movement.

Mehbooba Mufti reiterated for broader vision to work out for initiating free trade, cooperation in disaster management, environment, tourism, health and water management for better economy of the state.

She regretted whole world is moving towards greater openness in the global economic reform but the J&K still is eluded from the changes in economic spheres and stressed for curbing insular policy resulting into slumbering economy and alienation.

Complementing the coalition government for upgradation of various sectors she expressed her satisfaction on the functioning of the coalition in the state. To a question about the self rule, she seemed to stick to her old stance and said the party has campaigned for this launching an awareness within the party members and among the people.

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