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CM urges PM to de-escalate tensions with Pak

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Says JK people have been suffering immensely

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New Delhi, Feb 28: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi here this evening and apprised him about the overall situation in the State while urging de-escalation of tensions with Pakistan.

According to an official press release, she informed the Prime Minister that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have been suffering immensely due to a precarious situation for the past so many decades, and brought into his notice the recent surge in violence along the borders in the State which has forced thousands of people to leave their homes, hearths and daily routine.

She said the dire need of the time is to de-escalate this situation of violence and uncertainty and adopt the path of reconciliation, as envisioned in the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ of the present government, so that a durable peace is ensured in the State and the sub continent.

“Agenda of Alliance was discussed threadbare during the meeting and the need was felt to ensure time-bound progress on all the items including reconciliation between groups, regions and countries and return back of power projects,” the official release said.

It said better coordination between the two ruling parties - PDP and BJP- was also stressed during the meeting so that better results are delivered to the people in the State.

Mehbooba Mufti also discussed with the Prime Minister the execution of Rs One Lakh Crore Prime Minister’s Development Package in the State while underlining the need for people’s outreach for effectively percolating down the benefits of such a package.

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