Allahabad: Promoting peace between India and Pakistan through people-to-people contact is the focus of an ongoing joint convention here.
The three-day conference, which kicked off yesterday, was organised by social organisation `Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD)`.
"The convention would be devoted to discussions on promoting peace between the two countries through people-to-people contact," PIPFPD media coordinator Lal Bahadur Verma
Around 12 delegates from Pakistan arrived here yesterday to take part in the convention aimed at fostering peace between the two neighbouring countries.
"We look forward to peaceful solution of all outstanding problems between India and Pakistan, which share a common history and bear striking cultural and linguistic
similarities," a Pakistani delegate said after attending the inaugural ceremony.
Established in 1993 to promote peace between India and Pakistan, the Forum has so far held seven joint conventions, the last one being organised at New Delhi in February 2005.