Mehbooba Mufti appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to offer of friendship extended by Imran Khan

Time & Us
Last Updated: July 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to offer of friendship extended by Imran Khan who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan.

“Pakistan is getting a new government, a new prime minister. He has made an offer of friendship. I want to appeal PM Modi to respond to the offer positively,” said Mehbooba at the PDP raising day function in Srinagar.

Mehbooba said that Article 345-A is a challenge for all Kashmiri political parties. She appealed to all the parties to set aside differences and fight together to defend the Article.

“All the parties should set aside differences and defend the article the way we did during past two years,” she said.

Thanking her party workers who had turned up at the function, Mehbooba said: “I remained silent during past two years. But today I will talk to you. But you are the workers of my party. Who else to tell other than you. My father and I are indebted to you,” she said.

She also said that she didn’t compromise on any issue during her two years as chief minister of the state.

“As many times I met PM Modi I asked him to initiate dialogue with Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference. I told centre to release Hurriyat leaders from NIA custody so that peace will prevail in Kashmir,” she said.