Open other road links, say Kashmiris
SUCHETGARH: The residents of southern Kashmiri border village said on Thursday India and Pakistan should open other routes linking the two countries, after giving an approval for the reopening of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road.
The Indian and Pakistani decision to start a bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was greeted joyfully by residents on both sides of the divided state, who said they would now be allowed to visit relatives they havenít seen in more than 50 years. Traders along the route have also welcomed the decision, saying it opened up new opportunities. Kashmirís chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed said it paved the way for other links to be reopened, such as the Suchetgarh-Sialkot and Kargil-Skardu routes.
The president of the Jammu chamber of commerce and industries, Ram Sahai, too called for the Suchetgarh road to be reopened, saying it would help promote trade. afp