Indian minister wants border visas eased
BUREWALA: Indian Punjab Forest Minister Hans Raj Josan has said there is a need to ease visa restrictions between India and Pakistan while addressing a function in Pakistan at Burewala’s Chak No 201-EB on Saturday night.
Chaudhry Nazir Ahmad Jatt, a member of the National Assembly, and Chaudhry Sanaullah Ghumman, a local politician, arranged the welcome party. Hans Raj Josan said: “we have bitter experiences of bloodshed during the partition”.
He said Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Dr Amrindar Singh also felt this misery and now both governments wanted to settle down all the disputes between the two countries.
Hans Raj Josan said he hoped that relationship between the two governments would be normalised soon. Sardar Harnek Singh Gadowan, a former Indian minister, said: “ I and famous writer Dr Kuldeep Nayar and others lightened candles on the Wagah Border when the tension between the two nations mounted in the mid-80’s and anti-friendship elements staged demonstrate in front of Pakistan embassy in India.”
He said with the bless of God now people on the both sides of the borders joined peace tunes. Sardar Ranjit Singh, Chaudhry Mehmood Akhtar Ghumman, Rana Muzzafar Ahmad Khan, Chaudhry Ihsanullah Ghumman, and others were also present on the occasion.