x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   DC Jammu inspects progress on Akhnoor Flyover project | Advisor Kumar reviews functioning of Forest department, allied wings | Sant Kabir guided suffering masses to ocean of truth: Rana | JHRBA hails appointments of Farooq Khan, Navin Kumar Choudhary | AMARNATH YATRA: Record 2 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance in 16 days | Div Com listens to issues of Muslim Federation Samba | Kathua Police organizes workshop on intelligence | Tainted BDO eyes post of Director RDD Jammu | Maharaja's grandson in trouble over 1931 killings tweet | Congress distances itself from Singh | Public life at risk in Sunderbani as Govt fails timely construction of civilian bunkers | After 5 yrs, BJP remembers lone was separatist Bilal's younger brother | Bhaderwah post offices without postal orders for 2 yrs | Student's death due to medical negligence sparks protests | Beware! Seasonal politicians are back: Munish to people | Will distribute my salary among needy' | Despite being represented by former CM Beerwah continues to be neglected | BE students protest as KU result shows 80% failing | Untimely rains may cause invariable damage to farmers in JK | SHO tightens noose on mining mafia to extract more money | Quality compromised on Solki-Brevi road in Kalakote | Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Bashir Ahmed Maulvi, carrying reward of Rs 2 lakh, arrested from Srinagar | HC seeks status of funds allotted to JKPCC for construction of bridges in Kashmir | Illegal sand extraction continues unabated at various streams, rivulets in Bandipora | Widening of Amphalla-Janipur road: HC seeks status report | HC seeks report on death of 11 students on Mughal Road | Teachings of saints, seers more relevant today: Advisor Sharma | Mankotia appeals NGT to act sternly over waste dumping near Tawi river | DC inspects under construction bunkers at Nowshera | ERTU demands release of salary of all education employees | Drug peddler nabbed with opium | Police officer dies in car accident near Doda | JMC removes unauthorized advt structures, hoardings | 2 in process of joining militant ranks kill shopkeeper, held | Engineers observe state wide stir | ABVP CUJ unit submits memorandum to VC | 5 day plantation drive concludes | PSC fast tracking recruitment process, around 2000 vacancies in various stages of selection process | Congress, BJP leaders forgot us after seeking votes: Trikuta Nagar residents tell Munish | Last Morh Gandhi Nagar grappling with sanitation problems | Swarnim Bus Yatra' reaches Jammu today | Safeer Hussein Shah elected president Panch Association Mendhar | Rasool calls for 2-year ban on players who fudge age | Secy RDD reviews implementation of 'Umeed' scheme in Jammu division | Reasi Admin starts preparation | Bhandara for Amarnath pilgrims continues | Poonch District Taekwondo Association organizes summer camp | Mayor distributes passbooks under 'Ladli Beti' scheme | KVK Jammu celebrates ICAR Day | NIA gets more teeth | 6 yrs on, civic issues at Nehru Market remain unaddressed | Who will succeed 14th Dalai Lama: Chinese Warning | Twentieth Anniversary of Kargil War: Time for celebration and introspection | Cricket Craze in India | JMC conducts awareness prog on SWM at Muthi | MPEJ criticizes statement of PDP leader | Guru Purnima celebrated in Ramisht College | DC Reasi felicitates Olympic qualifier athlete | Sahib Bandgi guru delivers religious sermons | ABVP demands open admission for all students in First Semester | Doon School awarded at 8th national conference | ITIEUF organizes 5th state conference | JTC for permanent rehabilitation of KPs | Model Academy organizes orientation programme for teachers | Rehmat Cricket Club Doda lifts 15th Gufran Championship Trophy | Secy Hr Edu inaugurates GDC Nagrota | RM public school organizes orientation programme | Back Issues  
 
news details
PDP Minister talks trade as Pak paints LoC red
3/19/2018 11:48:27 PM
Early Times Report
Srinagar, Mar 19: At a time when Pakistan is busy ruthlessly bombarding Jammu and Kashmir and killing innocent civilians, one PDP minister is advocating more trade with the country and opening more routes that could connect Kashmir with Pakistan.
The minister in question carries significant portfolios in Mehbooba Mufti led coalition government in the state and is also a senior voice in the party. While addressing people in summer capital on Sunday, the minister pitched for more trade and good relations with Pakistan. The statement carries significance as it has been issued at a time when the LoC has been painted red by the Pakistan army, leaving no stone unturned to unleash terror on the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially those living near to the LoC and international border.
On the same day when the minister issued the statement in Srinagar, Pakistani troops targeted border villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district with mortar bombs, killing five members of a family including three minor children. Two other members of the family were critically injured and were airlifted to Jammu for treatment.
The "unprovoked and indiscriminate" shelling of civilian areas almost three-four kilometres from the Line of Control (LoC) by the Pakistani troops, in violation of a ceasefire agreement, lasted from 7.45AM to 11.30AM. Interestingly, the cabinet minister of the state was asking for more trade routes at the same time.
Forgetting the terror unleashed by Pakistan, the minister stated that his party was striving hard for strengthening of trade and travel across the LoC so that the people on both sides of the divide feel empowered. He said that it was his party that turned the dream of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad trade and travel into a reality and the same way, it envisages to facilitate reopening of other routes for a better connectivity and communication between the people across the borders. "Our party strongly favours opening of more routes between the two sides and providing banking facilities for the cross-LoC trade through existing routes, off-course with foolproof security system in place," the minister said in his public address in Srinagar on Sunday.
Pertinently, India on Monday summoned the Pakistan deputy high commissioner in New Delhi and lodged a strong protest against the killing of five civilians in "unprovoked firing" by Pakistani forces, terming the incident "highly deplorable".
Pakistan deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah was also told that such heinous acts are against established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct, the external affairs ministry official was quoted by reports as having said on Monday evening.
In the midst of the heightened tensions, the civilians living in border areas time and again find themselves caught in the line of fire between two hostile militaries. Ironically, both the countries invariably accuse the other of initiating border skirmishes resulting in the deaths of soldiers and civilians.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU