Gandhian principles are not easy to follow, says Pak official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 22:30

Ahmedabad: A four-member Pakistani delegation led by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial Tuesday visited Mahatma Gandhi`s Sabarmati Ashram during their two-day visit to Gujarat.

"Today, we visited Gandhiji`s Sabarmati Ashram and found the place a perfect abode for a man who taught both East and West a new way of looking at the reality of life. His Ashram principles are not easy to follow, but some of them are worth a try," Lahore Commissioner Langrial wrote in the visitors` book of Sabarmati Ashram.

Langrial also spent time at `Hriday Kunj` where Gandhiji stayed during his days in Gujarat.

Besides Langrial, the four-member Pakistani delegation include Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA`s strategic policy unit chief Moazzam Sipra and Mustafa Kamal Chaudhry, a technical expert and consultant on urban infrastructure projects.

The delegation also visited the Sabarmati Riverfront (SR) project yesterday, to replicate it in Lahore on the banks of the river Ravi.

The visit is supposedly at the behest of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after he learnt about major development initiatives undertaken by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had shown interest in the Sabarmati Riverfront project after he learnt about it pushed officials to visit it at the earliest.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 22:30

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