J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday raised the Pathribal encounter case and the suspension of cross LoC trade with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who arrived here on a two-day visit. Omar called on Prime Minister at Raj Bhavan. According to an official spokesman of the state government, the Chief Minister called for the need to punish those responsible for the killing of innocent people to ensure justice to the families of the victims.
Omar also discussed the suspension of trade across the LoC after the arrest of a driver from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) following seizure of 114 packets of brown sugar from his truck at Salamabad trade facilitation centre at Uri over a fortnight ago. He stressed the need for an amicable resolution of the matter with Pakistan so that the important CBM (confidence building measure) of trade across the LoC is not jeopardised.
During the meeting, Omar also apprised the Prime Minister of the law and order scenario prevailing in the state. He also apprised the Prime Minister of achievements by the coalition government during the last five years in the state in various fields of socio-economic development, empowerment of people, employment generation and restoration of peace.
The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 101st Annual Indian Science Congress on Monday, in which 8,000 delegates are expected to take part.