National News Update : Reaching out to Pak PM by Modi a step in right direction Mehbooba

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Srinagar, Mar 24 : Former chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to his Pakistani counterpart is a step in right direction.


Quoting former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee that one can change his friends but not neighbours. Mr Mufti expressed hope that this will lead to a process of dialogue and reconciliation. Kashmir needs healing, she added.


Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Vice-Chairperson of the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Mehbooba said, “PM Modi reaching out to his Pakistani counterpart is a step in the right direction.

As Vajpayee ji famously said, one can change his friends but not neighbours. I hope this leads to a process of dialogue & reconciliation. Kashmir needs healing”.

She was reacting to PM Modi’s letter to Pakistan PM Imran Khan on the National Day of Pakistan.

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