Indian lawyers call on Pervaiz Elahi, discuss Pak-India ties


LAHORE: A 32-member delegation of Indian lawyers on Friday called on Punjab’s Acting Governor Pervaiz Elahi and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Stressing to hold talks between Pakistan and India, Elahi said soon after becoming the prime minister, Imran Khan had invited India to the table. “Probably, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not respond positively because of the upcoming elections,” he said.

The acting governor said that Pakistan wanted good relations with all neighbouring countries and PM Khan had begun the journey of love by opening the Kartarpur border. He further highlighted that contacts and relations between masses of both the countries were imperative.

Hailing the friendship bus service from Amritsar to Lahore, Elahi said Pakistan constructed a first-class two-way road from Wagah Border to Nankana Sahib in the same spirit.

The Indian counsels, on the occasion, said the exchange of delegations between Pakistan and India would create hope for peace.

A senior lawyer, Advocate Partap Singh, expressed immense joy over his visit to Pakistan and said after arriving in Lahore he felt as if he was at home. “We are taking back pleasant memories and message of love with us from Pakistan,” he said.

Earlier, the delegation also visited the Punjab University, where it met Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed and deans of different faculties.

The vice chancellor informed the delegation about the establishment of Baba Guru Nanak Chair at the varsity’s Oriental College.

Promotion of friendly ties between the two neighbouring countries was also stressed during the meeting.