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India’s engagement with Pakistan a good step: Omar

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said New Delhi’s engagement with Pakistan is a good step but called for consistency in the process instead of “grand gestures”.

“The re-engagement with Pakistan is a good step and a very welcome development.

“However, more than grand gestures we need consistency,” Omar said while reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise stop over in Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharief.

The working president of National Conference also expressed the hope that the two Prime Ministers will address the lack of consistency and knee jerk reactions of the past.

“Indo-Pak relations have been plagued by knee-jerk reactions and a lack of consistency.

“Looking towards to the two PMs to correct this time,” he wrote on Twitter.

In an earlier tweet, Omar had made a sarcastic remark that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed might take credit for the meeting between Modi and Sharief.

“Now waiting for the statement from J&K Govt claiming that Mufti Sayeed was the one who forced PM Modi to visit Lahore today,” he said.