Krishna visits `Minar-e-Pakistan`

Last Updated: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 16:57

Lahore: Paying a visit to the historic `Minar-e-Pakistan` here, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna Sunday wished the people of this country peace and progress.

Krishna, who arrived here this morning from Islamabad for a day-long trip, visited the monument which was built in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution in 1940.

In the Lahore Resolution, Muslim League had for the first time formally demanded creation of Pakistan.

"I am happy to visit Pakistan. I wish the people of Pakistan peace and progress. India would like to see a stable and prosperous Pakistan," Krishna wrote in the visitors` book at the `Minar-e-Pakistan` which draws tourists from all over Pakistan.

"I believe that the two sovereign countries India and Pakistan can and need to live respectfully and in peace, as good neighbours. Both the countries also need to work closely together to ensure a brighter future for their people," he wrote.

To this end, Krishna added, India remains committed to building a relationship of trust and mutually beneficial all-round cooperation with Pakistan.

Krishna visited the monument at the end of his three-day Pakistan visit during which he held extensive talks with his counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar and called on President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in Islamabad.

He also met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Governor Latif Khosa here.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 16:57

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