Time for Indo-Pak Friendship: Ex-Info Minister

Former info minister Fawad Chaudhry advocated for friendship between India and Pakistan, emphasizing cooperation and tackling mutual issues like water challenges. With PM Modi set for a third term, Chaudhry pointed out the necessity of equal terms and warned of impending instability in Indian politics.

PTI | Lahore | Updated: 08-06-2024 20:36 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 20:36 IST
Time for Indo-Pak Friendship: Ex-Info Minister
Fawad Chaudhry
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In a significant statement, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry emphasized the urgency of fostering friendship between India and Pakistan on equal grounds as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares for his third term. Speaking on Saturday, Chaudhry underscored the necessity of addressing mutual challenges, particularly substantial water issues in the Indus Basin, which could destabilize the region if left unresolved.

At a seminar organised by the National Institute of Political Education, Chaudhry recalled that even the jailed former PM Imran Khan and ex-army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa were proponents of improved relations with India. Addressing logistical difficulties, he pointed out the cumbersome travel arrangements just to cross borders and advocated for visa-free travel between the countries.

Chaudhry also highlighted potential political instability within India's ruling coalition, predicting that such instability might prevent the BJP from completing its tenure and could pave the way for Rahul Gandhi to ascend to the prime ministership. His remarks call for renewed dialogue and collaboration between the neighboring nations.

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