Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Farooq wants India to help Pak

Farooq wants India to help Pak

AJMER, May 24: National Conference supremo and Union Minister for Non-conventional Energy Sources Dr Farooq Abdullah today expressed concern over rising trend in terrorism in Pakistan and held that India should help the neighbouring nation in fighting out the menace.

Talking to reporters here, Dr Abdullah said "It is not only India, but entire world is worried of alarming dimension of terrorism in Pakistan and therefore, we should extend a helping hand to our neighbour to get rid off the menace".

Asked about a direct US-like operation in the neighbouring nation by India for securing most wanted fugitives, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said such move should be avoided.

"Friendship between India and Pakistan is also equally important and therefore, only talks could be an appropriate and viable option for dealing on any situation with that coountry", he said.

Expressing satisfaction over achievements of the UPA Government during the first two years of the current term, Dr Abdullah said "We are heading for prosperity on agriculture front alone. We have attained bumper crop this year and might be in a position to export food grains".

Earlier, Dr Abdullah visited Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti’s dargah and paid obeisance at the holy tomb. (UNI)

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