Shatrughan Sinha meets President Alvi in Lahore

Published: February 22, 2020
Email
The former Lok-Sabah member is on a visit to Pakistan to attend a wedding. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The former Lok-Sabah member is on a visit to Pakistan to attend a wedding. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Indian film actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha called on President Dr Arif Alvi at Governor House in Lahore on Saturday, where they both agreed that there was a strong need to work for promotion of peace in the subcontinent.

Highlighting the persecution of Indian minorities, particularly Muslims, which are being discriminated and oppressed under Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) throughout India, the president expressed his deep concerns over the human rights violations by the Indian security forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

Shatrughan Sinha spotted at a wedding in Lahore, Pakistan

The president also highlighted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s peace overtures that were constantly spurned by the Modi-led regime in India, according to an official statement.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

In response to President Alvi’s statement that Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) is a conflict-free area providing liberty and freedom to its people, Sinha proposed that parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle in India should be invited to visit AJK to see for themselves the situation on the ground, where people can exercise their fundamental rights without any apprehensions.

Both officials agreed that there is a strong need to work for promotion of peace and stability in the subcontinent.

The former Lok-Sabah member is on a visit to Pakistan to attend a wedding.

Primarily the visit is a continuation of family ties. Sinha had also attended the marriage ceremony of Dr Awab Alvi, President Alvi’s son, in Karachi in 2001.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (1)

  • Manu
    Feb 23, 2020 - 4:07PM

    such meetings should be encouraged and appreciated. The idea is to build a bridge between the two countries . Recommend

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Life & Style