Srinagar 18 March :
Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti Saturday advocated opening of traditional silk route connecting Kashmir with outside world particularly central Asian nations saying it can play the pivotal role in resolution of the Kashmir issue.
“Right now our geopolitical situation isn’t feasible for opening traditional routes but then nothing is impossible. Opening of the Muzafarabad road seemed impossible but then it was opened,” Mehbooba said while addressing the 7th Buyer-Seller meet at SKICC, here.
She urged a delegate from Turkey to help in re-establishing old historical and cultural ties between Kashmir and Central Asia. “It is my firm belief that someday soon J&K will be able to realise its full potential of its geo-strategic location for its economic development as part of a peaceful region and we will continue to strive for the opening-up of the old Silk Route.”