Jammu, July 11 (ANI): Former chief minister and patron of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has said the opening of road links between India and Pakistan would be the biggest step to strengthen peace in the region.ddressing a rally here on Sunday, Sayeed said: "If you ask me that what is the biggest step to strengthen peace process in Jammu and Kashmir then I would say the biggest step would be to open up the road links between Rawalakot-Poonch and Muzaffarabad-Srinagar. It might be possible that Suchetgarh route can also be opened. It is possible that we will be able to get a border like Wagah. Nothing will happen despite threats from militancy and money laundering."
Sayeed also said that at no cost he would let the peace process to get derailed.
"We do not have guns in our hands, that atmosphere is gone. We do not have stones in our hands and nothing is achieved by stone pelting. But we have the power of people in our hands, power of citizens. Voice of people is voice of God. So I have decided that we would not let the process of attaining peace, the journey to progress, the process to find a solution to the problem of Jammu and Kashmir and the process of development to be derailed," he added.
Taking a dig at the Omar Abdullah-led state government, he also appealed to the central government to help people of the state to overcome the environment of uncertainties prevailing in the region.
"Whatever steps we had initiated for restoring peace, successive regimes at Delhi had endorsed our stand. I request the people of the country, Prime Minister to help the people of J-K come out of an environment of uncertainty," he added. (ANI)