ISLAMABAD: Following up on Pakistan’s commitment of working for a “grand reconciliation” with India, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday made two proposals — reduction of the Army’s presence in Jammu and Kashmir and creation of economic zones along the border. The PPP, however, suggested that any cut in Army deployment could be compensated by India by posting more paramilitary forces and police which would be “more humane.”

“We would appreciate the de-escalation of Indian troops in Kashmir and bringing normalcy in Kashmir,” PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari told PTI in an interview. — PTI

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