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Meira Kumar surprised at Pakistanis' love for Indians

Saturday February 25, 2012 01:05:43 PM, RIA Novosti

Islamabad: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who led a 17-member Indian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, said she was "pleasantly shocked" to see the love of Pakistanis for Indians, and prayed for cordial relations between the two countries. The delegation visited Lahore and Islamabad, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

Meira Kumar Friday visited the Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore accompanied by members of the Punjab provincial assembly, and wrote a message of good wishes in the visitors' book.

Expressing progress and well-being for Pakistan and its people, the Lok Sabha speaker said it was a historical occasion for her as she was the first Indian parliament speaker to visit Pakistan, the Dawn News reported.

She said Indians wanted "friendly relations" with the Pakistani people.

The Indian delegation comprised members of various political parties and "all of us have come here with the message of peace and love," the Lok Sabha speaker said.

The delegation visited the Punjab provincial assembly in Lahore and witnessed for some time its proceedings. Meira Kumar also held a meeting with assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal, who later hosted a luncheon in the honour of the visiting team.

She later visited the Data Darbar Sufi shrine as well as the memorial to Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Fehmida Mirza, speaker of the National Assembly -- the lower house of the Pakistani parliament -- termed the visit of Meira Kumar "fruitful".

Mirza said that through parliamentary diplomacy, both countries have to target issues like health, education and poverty. 







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