Pak Punjab assembly speaker advocates Indo-Pak peace
Attari (Amritsar): People of India and Pakistan need to learn a lesson from the past and move hand in hand for a brighter future, Speaker of Punjab (Pakistan) Assembly Rana Mohammed Iqbal Khan said on Thursday on his arrival here.
Khan crossed over to India through the land transit route of Attari/Wagah border on a personal visit to attend marriage function of a family friend.
Keeping the welfare of people of India and Pakistan on the forefront, he said there was a dire need to sink the differences to move forward for peace and prosperity.
Nothing could be achieved from past differences, he said.
Talking about the visa for elderly people, Khan said he had initiated the proposal of exemption of visa for the elderly so that they can accomplish their dream to visit their place of birth without any hassle.
Exchange of expertise in various fields like solar energy and agriculture would be a appreciable step, he said.
Khan said he strongly favoured to ease visa norms from both sides so that people from both countries could visit each other`s nations frequently as it would promote `people-to-people` contact.
On his arrival Khan was extended a red carpet welcome besides a special guard of honour at the international Attari border.
On the behalf of Punjab Government, he was received by Cabinet Minister Punjab Bikram Singh Majithia along with Manjit Singh Manna and Baljit Singh Jandiala Guru (both MLAs).
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indrani 'slow-poisoned' Sheena, wanted to portray Mikhail as 'mentally unstable'?
- 'Mann ki Baat': Will implement 13 new pointers to Land Bill from today itself, says PM Modi
- People have no faith left in Modi government: Sonia Gandhi at Swabhiman rally
- Will not allow any political party to join agitation: Hardik Patel
- Swabhiman rally: About Bihar's development or Narendra Modi?
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, driver taken to Raigad to recreate crime scene
- Satire website publishes article on Osama bin Laden being alive and quotes Edward Snowden
- Indrani's former brother-in-law claims Sheena was Siddharth Das' daughter
- Sheena murder: Suitcase seized from Indrani, Peter's residence meant for disposing Mikhail's body?
- Militants kill two engineers in Pakistan airport attack