Pak-India trust deficit to be reduced... by mangoes

Published: May 25, 2010

20 kilogrammes of special Alphonso mangoes were despatched to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad for Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

ISLAMABAD: Endeavouring to reduce the trust deficit between India and Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent a consignment of mangoes to his counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday.

Sources said about 20 kilogrammes of special Alphonso mangoes were despatched to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, to be passed on to the Prime Minister’s office.

Singh also sent a letter to Gilani, saying he hopes the Pakistani prime minister likes the mangoes sent as a goodwill gesture.

The initiative of sending the mangoes comes after a bonhomie was witnessed between the two Prime Ministers at the SAARC summit in Thimphu last month.

The leaders decided to take steps to reduce a “trust deficit” between the two countries.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Majid Sheikh
    May 25, 2010 - 7:17PM

    The Indian Prime Minister knows full well that Pakistan’s Prime Minister will bhe obliged to return the gesture by sending him Pakistan’s finest mangoes, which happen to come from Mr. Yusuf Raza Gilani’s home town. Now this is what I call being sensible. The man born near Jhelum knows his sums.
    Majid SheikhRecommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    May 25, 2010 - 9:49PM

    The two Prime Ministers should exchange their swords to built trust between Pakistan and India.

    First Indian Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh should hand over his sword to Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Yousaf Raza Gilani.

    Then Pakistani Prime Minister should hand over his sword to Indian Prime Minister to remove the ‘trust deficit’ so that a composite dialogue should take place seriously between the two countries.

    Exchanging swords means building trust between the two nations.Recommend

  • May 25, 2010 - 10:47PM

    Mangoes for reduction of trust deficit ?

    Have they forgotten what Mangoes did with Zia ul Haq ?Recommend

  • qamar
    May 26, 2010 - 1:00AM

    Amm kay aam guthlion k daam,
    Mangoe exchange for the sake of mango people of both countries,
    As Mirza Ghaalib said”Beshak gadhay aam nahi khatay”Recommend

  • Sarosh
    May 26, 2010 - 5:36AM

    One has to look into whether some of the mangoes were sent to G.H.Q. for more accurately evaluating the removal of the “trust deficit”.Recommend

  • Tariq Mehmood
    May 26, 2010 - 9:30AM

    in our relegion gift sending has great significants.our honorable PM has send and shown so many times and at different occasions the gifts of sincerity in the diplomatic relations,which i think is more valuable than mangoes,but by an large it is a good sign of good diplomacy too.Recommend

  • KM
    Jun 23, 2010 - 11:25AM

    @Majid Sheikh … Well said!

    Baniya kabhi ghatay ka sauda nahin karta, ye tou hum loag bewaqoof hain …Recommend

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