Mumbai: An Indian delegation comprising
eminent people from different walks of life is visiting
Pakistan with the objective of giving impetus to the peace
process between the two countries.
The delegation will be in Pakistan from March 17 till March
25 and will visit Karachi, Hyderabad, Islamabad and Lahore.
It will meet top political leaders, senior government
officials, civil society members, academics, youth, fishermen,
lawyers and media persons.
The delegation comprises noted journalist Kuldip Nayar,
film director Mahesh Bhatt, academic Dr Bhalchandra Mungekar,
Shahid Siddiqui, journalist Jatin Desai, Mazher Hussain, Kamla
Bhasin, Seema Mustafa, Haris Kidwai, Ramesh Yadev and Sanjay
Desai said the delegation welcomes the decision of the
two countries to resume dialogue with the beginning of meeting
of home secretaries in Delhi this month.
This will be the first structured bilateral secretary-
level meeting since the terror attacks in Mumbai, Desai said,
adding the delegation also welcomes the announcement of the
Foreign Ministers` meeting in Delhi in July.
As the people-to-people contact can build confidence
between the peoples of two countries, the delegation demands
that it is high time to liberalise the visa regime bilaterally
and introduce the system of visa on arrival for senior
citizens and children below 15 years, he said.