JK Minister for opening Kargil-Skardu road

Jammu, Srinagar, December 16 (Scoop News)- Urging the need for removing man made barriers between the people living across Line of Control (LOC), the Minister for Consumers Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and Transport  Qamar Ali Akhoon today asked the leadership of India and Pakistan to take the ongoing process of dialogue and reconciliation to its logical end so that all the issues are resolved amicably.

Interacting with a group of members of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly led by Mrs. Aamina Ansari accompanied by  Anayatullah Khan Shumali,  Akhoon said that the people of both sides are yearning for revival of trade and cultural bilateral relations which will begin an era of peace, development and prosperity in the region. 

 Akhoon also advocated for opening of Kargil-Skardu  road on the pattern of Poonch-Chakan-da-Bagh and Uri-Muzaffarabad roads for trade and bilateral relations between the two sides of people, adding that the public representatives of Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly should pass a resolution in the legislature to impress upon the Pakistan government to remove restrictions through across the road.

 Akhoon apprised the group about initiatives taken by him in this regard and said that he has already raised the issue with the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh who has shown positive response. He said that revival of peoples’ movement across Kargil–Skardu road will bring economic prosperity in Kargil and Leh districts also by way of trade and commerce activities. “Fruit, business will specially get boost”,  Akhoon added.

On the occasion MLC, Aga Syed Ahmad Rizvi was also present.