Pak delegation to visit India to continue Indo-Pak dialogue


A delegation of Pakistani parliamentarians and businessmen will be leaving for New Delhi and Patna, India, on August 22 to participate in the fourth round of India-Pakistan Parliamentarians Dialogue.
The delegates will cross over to India on foot via Wagha border and will hold a press conference to announce their itinerary during their stay in the neighboring country.
The delegation to India consists of parliamentarians from the ruling alliance as well as opposition parties. Business leaders will also be accompanying the political leaders to help pinpoint problem areas and work out ways to facilitate enhanced mutual trade, investments and visa policy. The visit has been coordinated by Irfan Khokhar on behalf of Senator Jahangir Bader. The hosts include the Indian government and the World Punjabi Organisation (WPO), under the leadership of its President Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney. They will hold a series of luncheons and dinners in the honor of the delegates.
During their stay in India, the delegates will hold talks with their Indian counterparts on improvements in bilateral relations and promotion of bilateral trade between the two countries. The visit is highly significant in the backdrop of India’s decision to allow Pakistanis to invest in India.
The delegates include Senators Sabir Ali Baloch, Mrs. Saeeda Iqbal, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Haji Muhammad Adeel and MNAs Faisal Karim Kundi, Mian Abdus Sattar, Nadeem Afzal Gondal, Nafisa Shah, Shazia Marri, Ramesh Lal, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi, Anusha Rehman Khan, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan and Zahid Hamid.
Vice President SAARC Chamber and Commerce Industry Iftikhar Malik and Vice Chairman of SAARC Chamber Young Entrepreneur Form Ali Bader will represent the country’s business community in meetings with Indian politicians and businessmen. Executive Director of Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, will also be part of the delegation.
The delegates will return to Lahore on August 26 in the afternoon via Wahga Border.