Wednesday, 28 March 2012

India Offer Pakistan

Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained by a number of historical and political issues, and are defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947 , the Kashir dispute and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations. Consequently, even though the two South Asian nations share historic, cultural, geographic, and economic links, their relationship has been plagued by hostility and suspicion.but now there is something better in their relation must going on and both the countries took steps for reducing differences.

India has formally offered to provide Pakistan with 5,000 megawatt electricity to fulfill its energy requirements on an urgent basis regularly which could be transmitted through Punjab without much delay.
The offer was made by Indian Prime Minister at the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) here in the capital city of South Korea.

According to sources, Indian Prime Minister Singh took a keen interest in the economic difficulties of Pakistan and Prime Minister Gilani thanked him for the offer. Gilani assured his Indian counterpart that Islamabad would reply to New Delhi through proper channels soon.

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Singh recalled his last meeting with Gilani in the Maldives where he declared the Pakistani Prime Minister as a ‘man of peace’ and said that the process of talks between the two countries on various levels is heading on a satisfactory pace and if required it could be accelerated.

Prime Minister Gilani also expressed identical views and urged Dr. Singh that their governments should be remembered for establishing endured peace in the region and resolving disputes which have made progress and development of the region their hostage.

Manmohan Singh Interview 

“I thanked the Prime Minister for making the trade concessions. He said he had worked very hard for this. He asked if we could supply power to Punjab. I said we will look into it. He then said you must come to Pakistan. I said let us do something solid,” Singh told reporters on board his special flight while returning from Seoul in the evening.

The Prime Minister’s remarks have come at a time when India-Pakistan relations seem to be moving upswing. Pakistan, for the first time, has been allowing transit for Indian wheat going to Afghanistan, as reported by this newspaper.


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