Interior minister laments India’s obduracy defeats bid to resolve disputes
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that every effort by Islamabad has proved futile due to lack of trust and stubbornness on the part of New Delhi.
“The dream of progress and prosperity of people of the two countries and development and peace in the region cannot be achieved till relations of Pakistan and India are free of mutual animosity and distrust,” Nisar said on Tuesday.
The interior minister was talking to Pakistani High Commissioner-designate to India Sohail Mahmood, who called on him in Islamabad. According to an official statement, matters pertaining to Pakistan-India relations and regional situation came under discussion during the meeting.
Interior Minister Nisar said cordial relations between Pakistan and India were a cornerstone for development and prosperity of people of both the countries. “Resolution of long-standing issues between the two countries is essential for sustainable and lasting peace in the region,” he added.
Expressing hope that Mehmood would utilise all his capacity to fulfill his responsibilities and protect interest of Pakistan, he said the responsibility entrusted to him as a high commissioner was a challenge.
The interior minister also attended a ceremony at headquarters of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for soft launch of its mega centre in Lahore and executive passport offices (EPOs) in Sargodha and Faisalabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Nisar said NADRA has decided to utilise the infrastructure and human resource of the Pakistan Post throughout the country in a bid to expand its existing network to manifold
“As a pilot project, 10 post offices have been selected where NADRA facilities such as renewal and modification of the…