The people of Pakistan and India would benefit from good relations and enhanced cooperation between the two countries, Indian academic Damanbir Singh Jaspal said on Monday.
Jaspal was speaking at Punjab University as part of a six-member delegation of Indian academics. The visit has been arranged to promote education exchanges between the two countries.
Jaspal said the peoples of Pakistan and India shared a common culture and faced similar day-to-day problems. He said cooperation between the two neighbours, particularly in education sector, must be promoted. He said people of the region could progress only if the two countries agreed to peaceful coexistence.
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said the two countries could resolve their differences through dialogue.
Kamran called for greater citizen-to-citizen and said that it would help people of the two countries better understand each others’ viewpoints.
He said in his capacity as the PU vice chancellor he would continue to facilitate exchange of students and faculty members
Kamran said a minority elite in the United States including high-profile bankers were supporting conflict in several regions of the world. He said the US elite wanted to form a world government and conquer Europe and Asia.
The Indian delegation later visited the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), the Oriental College and the PU Library, where they were briefed about the facilities available to students.
The delegation will visit Kinnaird College for Women on Wednesday.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2011.