Chotala urges India, Pakistan to resolve disputes
RAWALPINDI: Om Prakash Chotala, the Haryana chief minister, said on Wednesday that Pakistan and India could emerge as a big power after resolving their disputes through negotiations.
He was addressing a reception arranged in his honour at Katas in Chakwal district. He said that amicable diplomatic relations could generate sentiments of sympathy and courtesy between the people of the two countries. He paid tributes to Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for stabilising relations between the two countries.
He announced a grant of Rs 100,000 for the development of Katas and demanded the Punjab chief minister allocate more money to develop the area. District Nazim Sardar Ghulam Abbas presented the welcome address. He praised President General Pervez Musharraf for his efforts to protect minorities so that they can observe their religions freely in Pakistan. He also praised the Punjab chief minister for allocating Rs 20 million for the development of Katas. app