KL NEWS NETWORK
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister, Saifuddin Soz has condoled the demise of , former president of Pakistan administered Kashmir who passed away last Friday after a bout of protracted illness.
“His death is a great loss to the fraternity, across the border, who feel convinced that India and Pakistan are destined to live with peace in an atmosphere of cordiality,” Soz said in a statement.
Soz said that he has personal knowledge how Khan tried to create conditions for a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan, so that issues between the two countries could be sorted out.
“When Sardar Qayoom Khan visited Delhi in 2007, he also held a meeting with me at my New Delhi residence (12 Akbar Road) on April 28, 2007. In the meeting, he emphasized a significant idea that borders between India and Pakistan may not be redrawn but both sides could create an atmosphere that borders would be rendered irrelevant,” the statement said.
Soz said that it was a great misfortune that his efforts could not be bear fruit in his life time.