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Pak activist Asma Jehangir meets J&K CM

By Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
March 07, 2008 18:21 IST
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Pakistani rights activist Asma Jehangir, who is on a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, called on the chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu on Friday.

Jehangir, who is visiting Jammu and Kashmir as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Faith, met Azad this on Friday morning, during which, they discussed the post-election scenario in Pakistan and the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The chief minister welcomed the 'positive change in the thinking of Pakistani leadership' and said it would go a long way in further improving the relationship between the two south-Asian neighbours.

Azad hoped that the dialogue process between India and Pakistan, slowed down due to the internal situation there, would be taken further. He said lot of things had been lined up for confidence-building and improving the bilateral relations, including a visit by the Prime Minister to Pakistan.

The chief minister said he was "hopeful that the new government would carry forward the peace process initiated by India and Pakistan about four years ago".

During the meeting, Jehangir stressed the need for carrying forward the peace process and confidence-building measures, saying it was in the 'best interests of the people of the sub-continent'.

During her visit, Jehangir is scheduled to meet the chairman of the state human rights commission and senior leaders of various political parties.

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar