LoC trade ban: Hakeem Yaseen calls move as an ill omen for peace initiatives
Srinagar: Chairman Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Yaseen has termed suspension of cross LoC trade as a most unfortunate act which would give a severe setback to the much needed peace efforts in the sub-continent.
Hakeem Yaseen said that the decision to suspend cross LoC trade between two neighboring countries of India and Pakistan was a bad news especially for the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are directly facing the brunt of animosity between India and Pakistan since last seven decades.
He said opening of trade routes between the two neighboring countries had generated a hope for resumption of dialogue and reconciliation among the people of the state who are yearning for peace and want an end to prevailing animosity between India and Pakistan.
The former Khansahab legislator said that suspension of cross LoC trade was an ill omen for peace initiatives in the sub continent.
He impressed upon the leaderships of both India and Pakistan to earnestly work towards bridging the gaps instead of severing the existing ties adding that confrontation between them has high probability to get turned into a disastrous nuclear war as both the countries are thickly loaded with fatal nuclear weapons.