SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan was a step in the right direction, and expressed hope that it would lead to a process of dialogue and reconciliation.
PM Modi reaching out to his Pakistani counterpart is a step in the right direction. As Vajpayee ji famously said, one can change his friends but not neighbours. I hope this leads to a process of dialogue & reconciliation. Kashmir needs healing, she said on Twitter.
Modi had on Tuesday written to Khan to extend greetings to the people of that country on the occasion of Pakistan Day.
"As a neighbouring country, India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan.
For this, an environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative," he said in the letter.