Pakistan-India ties improving: Malik

Published: September 3, 2012
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Says Pakistan will resist movement of terrorists between the two neighbours۔ PHOTO: PID/ FILE

Says Pakistan will resist movement of terrorists between the two neighbours۔ PHOTO: PID/ FILE

KARACHI: Minister for Interior Abdul Rehman Malik on Sunday said Pakistan and India relations were improving according to the wishes of peoples of the two countries. Pakistan would be strongly resisting any movement of terrorists between the two neighbours.

On the occasion of Indian foreign minister’s visit to Pakistan, important and practical decisions are expected to be taken to liberalise the issuance of visas at the people’s level, he said.

The minister was talking to the media at State Guest House after a meeting with Sajadah Nasheen of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, Syed Nazim Ali Nizami there.

Malik said Pakistan would welcome the opening of Indian visa office at its Consulate in Karachi. The government fully realised that those intending to visit from Karachi have to face many problems including extra expenses as they get visa from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The issue of visas between Pakistan and India would be resolved soon, he hoped.

The minister said that he would soon visit New Dehli and also visit the mazar of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia. Indian Prime Minister Manmohnsingh had also invited him (Malik) for the visit.

He said that Ulema and Sufis have spread the message of love and brotherhood in this region, including Pakistan and India.

The Sajadah-e-Nasheen of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia said that he had brought the message of love and brotherhood to Pakistan as Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia had been preaching the same his entire life. This has encouraged the Muslims and Hindus both who visit the Mazar regularly.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2012.

 

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  • M.Ahmer Ali
    Sep 3, 2012 - 9:56AM

    “Kashmir” is the one and only issue to be resolved on priority basis as soon as possible for strong,permanent and long-lasting friendship amongst Pakistan-India and their nations……..

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 10:45AM

    @M.Ahmer Ali:
    “Terrorism emanating from Pakistani soil” is the one and only issue to be resolved on priority basis as soon as possible for strong,permanent and long-lasting friendship amongst Pakistan-India and their nations……..

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  • What D Fiqh
    Sep 3, 2012 - 11:05AM

    This can not be good for India.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 3, 2012 - 11:28AM

    @M.Ahmer Ali who writes ““Kashmir” is the one and only issue to be resolved on priority basis as soon as possible for strong,permanent and long-lasting friendship amongst Pakistan-India and their nations……..”

    Absolutely. The solution is also easy, Pakistan should give the part of Kashmir it occupies, back to India.Recommend

  • Imran
    Sep 3, 2012 - 11:31AM

    @akash:
    You win the internet for your comment today but we’ll be back !! :D

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  • Polpot
    Sep 3, 2012 - 11:38AM

    Pakistan would be strongly resisting any movement of terrorists between the two neighbours.””
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++”
    A delusional statement. How can Pakistan resist any movement of terrorists from India?
    In any case terrorists are a one way traffic…..I dont hv to tell you which way !

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  • maestro
    Sep 3, 2012 - 11:58AM

    The solution is simple – once we (Pakistanis) stop harping on Kashmir non-stop and get our house in order first, and Indians stop harping on Mumbai (as painful as it was I am sure but then so is Kashmir to a lot of people here), then we can both make progress as friends. Extreme case scenario ideally – India holds the 1948 UN resolution on a plebiscite in Kashmir, Pakistan hands over Hafiz Saeed and his cohorts. End of story. But of course, both these courses of action need you know whats from both sides – and neither has them. Therein lies the problem.

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  • David Smith
    Sep 3, 2012 - 12:14PM

    @ Akash
    “..and hand over the illegally occupied part of Kashmir (so-called POK) to India etc…”

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 12:45PM

    @Imran:
    Hasta la vista, baby..

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  • Pak101
    Sep 3, 2012 - 1:15PM

    if there is peace with india , what indians will blame for their own blunders………Recommend

  • What D Fiqh
    Sep 3, 2012 - 1:29PM

    @maestro: Pakistan conveniently ignores its obligations under the same UN Council Resolution. That is being dishonest.

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 3, 2012 - 1:30PM

    There could be never peace with the indians, why pakistan don’t try to understand …….

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:02PM

    @mr. righty rightist:
    I’m a Kashmiri & people on this side of Kashmir don’t deal with 700,000 soldiers everyday nor they are raped nor they are kidnapped & tortured to death :) whereas Kashmiri’s in India want freedom & they will keep demanding it till they are a free nation one day InshAllah :) and if they are not given their freedom then its a time bomb waiting to explode & it will have grave consequences to your country, so worry about it as everything is not as rosy as it is portrayed in your media.

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  • Anyways
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:04PM

    If there is peace with Pakistan, what will the establishment blame for their own blunders………

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:05PM

    Yeah ties are improving but I’m wary of the mindset some Indians have which is quiet evident from the ET comment section where they bombard us Pakistanis with nothing but hate :) I think they need to mellow down their hateful obsession with us Pakistanis for things to work out in a positive direction.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:26PM

    @Casim

    Unfortunately for you, Allah is on our side. Inshah Allah we will have the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

    I don’t care about disloyal Kashmiris. They can go and live in Pakistan enjoying the hospitality they showed to Bengalis, Mohajisrs and currently they are showing to Balochs, Pakhtus, Sindhis and not to mention Shia/Ahmadi and non-muslims.

    I only care about the land that belongs to India.

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  • Polpot
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:44PM

    “they bombard us Pakistanis with nothing but hate”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Pakistan is amazing…its actions are grotesque but it wants to be loved.
    You will be hated till your actions are hate worthy.

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  • Anyways
    Sep 3, 2012 - 2:57PM

    @casim: You write: “I’m a Kashmiri” and the later you write: ” where they bombard us Pakistanis.”
    So you are both a Kashmiri and a Pakistani?

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  • Maoist
    Sep 3, 2012 - 3:15PM

    @ righty rightist

    You can dream, as many Indians dreamt before you and lived in fools paradise.

    Maoists will be soon ruling India and all rightists like you will be enslaved and treated the same way you brahmans have been treating us for centuries.

    We will liberate India from the likes of you!

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  • What D Fiqh
    Sep 3, 2012 - 3:23PM

    @casim: *I’m a Kashmiri …. *

    How very convenient. J&K, apart from being an integral part of India serves a vital strategic role – the destabilization of Pakistan.

    The long term vision of India is to regain control over those areas currently under Pakistani control. Due to fratricidal conflicts in Gilgit Baltistan, it will not be long before the people ask for a Bangladesh type of action. And this time, the Americans are on our side.

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 3:26PM

    @casim:
    Mindset of Indians are very clear.
    They know the correct History,they know the exact Truth.
    There is no space for Hate or Obsession.
    Satyamev Jayate..That is India’s motto.
    IN EVERY ERA KNOWLEDGE & TRUTH FINDS THE WAY OVER .. LIES AND NONSENSE ..

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 3:58PM

    @mr. righty rightist:
    AAMIN..

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:11PM

    @Maoist

    Are you a real maoist?

    Neways, Maoists are misguided people. They will renounce arms just like Pakistan paid Khalistanis renounced and Pakistan paid North eastern separatists renounced. Peace is returning to Kashmir as well.

    So, you tell me, who is dreaming?

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:23PM

    @Anyways:
    yes I’m a Pakistni & a Kashmiri :) aren’t there dual nationals :)

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  • Khan101
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:25PM

    @Anyways: hey don’t you know, Kashmir and Pakistan are two soul in one body

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:28PM

    @What D Fiqh:
    worry about the divisions in your country :) you are next to us & it would be unwise & foolish on your part to think that India will remain safe from all that your government has been trying to achieve since 1947 which is to break Pakistan, if Pakistan breaks for real, which will not happen, the chaos will come to India & rest I’ll leave it to your imagination what will happen :)

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:30PM

    @akash: well the mindset you guys bring here on Pakistani news website is HATE, you are just too much obsessed with us Pakistanis aren’t you lol Glad to see that :)

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  • Truth is out there
    Sep 3, 2012 - 4:47PM

    @ Akash

    Your comments are laughable. Hinduism: A religion with thousands of years of suppression, oppression, slavery and servitude. If Muslims hadn’t invaded and ruled you people, you would still be in the the degenerative muck your society has been for centuries.

    Consider, what did Hindus ever built in India, other than temples, temples and more temples on the blood and bodies of poor Indians. And who benefited? only the ruling class: Brahmans. Taj Mahal, Red Fort, GT road etc all built by Muslims.

    Indians were always born to be ruled! Soon you will be ruled by Maoists (50% of India is already ruled by them)

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 5:22PM

    @casim:

    There is nothing wrong in visiting a Pakistani website if it is good & Pakistan is not something to be obsessed with.
    For us you look hateful & for you we look the same.

    What you call Indian hate is caution.
    As Don Corleone says….Keep your friends close & enemies closer.

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  • Enlightened
    Sep 3, 2012 - 5:27PM

    @casim:
    Let me tell you that nobody in India wants Pakistan to break up further and even the first break up was Pakistan’s own doing for which your rulers were responsible for the same. However, the present turmoil in Pakistan is making things quite clear that no lessons were learnt from the previous break up which is a perfect recipe for further break up. So my dear, do not blame India for any future mishap since India is doing its best to normalize relation with Pakistan which is evident from this news item.

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:01PM

    @Truth is out there:
    you hurt me with your comments.
    I am obsessed with my religion.
    i’m going to go cry in a corner now..Recommend

  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:09PM

    These historical facts are worth noting…

    After conquering the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, the Macedonian king (and now high king of the Persian Empire) Alexander the Great launched a campaign in north-western India.
    The rationale for this campaign is usually said to be Alexander’s desire to conquer the entire known world, which the Greeks thought ended in north-western India. In 321 BC, two years after Alexander’s death, Chandragupta Maurya of Magadha, founded the Maurya Empire in India and took many Greeks and Greek satraps as slaves after defeating them in a rough battle.

    Originally a teacher at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya managed the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta’s rise to power at a young age. He is widely credited for having played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara.

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:12PM

    @akash:
    like I said I’m glad to see you pour your hatred over here & be obsessed with us Pakistanis :) everyone should witness the love some of you Indians bring out here & for your fellow Muslims in India. Enjoy your rant on us Pakistanis ;) Peace out

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  • casim
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:18PM

    @akash:
    800 years of Muslim rule in peace & harmony, which built this sub-continent that is known all over the world for its heritage. my Indian friend you forget to mention such things & all you do is pick up bad things about Muslims, made up or factual, & rant about it all over :)
    P.S You Indians claim that Muslims slaughtered the Hindus but why are you in majority in India even after 800 years of Muslim rule? Hitler wiped out Jews within few years of his rule & Mughal’s could have done the same but they never did, so stop distorting the image of Muslims in India & Pakistan.

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:19PM

    The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent

    The Gupta period produced scholars such as Kalidasa, Aryabhata, Varahamihira, Vishnu Sharma and Vatsyayana who made great advancements in many academic fields.Science and political administration reached new heights during the Gupta era. Strong trade ties also made the region an important cultural center and set the region up as a base that would influence nearby kingdoms and regions in Burma, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia.

    Fa Xian was the first of the Chinese pilgrims who visited India during the reign of Gupta emperor Chandragupta II.From his accounts, the Gupta Empire was a prosperous period.

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:35PM

    Whatever may be the past/present condition/situation of India, we respect everyone who shaped the history of the Indian subcontinent.
    We know who were our ancestors & who were the invaders.We know whom to give respect.
    But i am amazed how Pakistan decorates its invaders with missile names with Ghazni,Ghauri,Abdali..

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  • akash
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:43PM

    @casim:
    I was replying to a someone who said something about Hinduism & Indians being born to be ruled.
    I never said anything about Muslim rule since the topic was different.
    We respect Akbar the great too.
    Goodbye

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:48PM

    @Pak101:
    “what indians will blame for” Million dollar question is if (big if) relations improve between India and Pakistan would Pakistanis take India off the list of one of conspirators?

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 3, 2012 - 6:54PM

    “he would soon visit New Dehli and also visit the mazar of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia” Excuse me Mr. Rheman you did recently visit New Delhi along with Mr.Zardari on way to Ajmer Sharif. Why not give Pakistani tax payers a break and stay home. This is for not planning your trip efficiently as all you had to do, during your last visit, was to spend extra one hour in New Delhi and you could have visited the Nizamudin shrine. Now for the same one hour trip you will bill tax payers millions of rupee.

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  • bharat
    Sep 3, 2012 - 8:36PM

    A large number of people on both sides want friendship now but i know its not possible ,the burden of history is too much

    The reality is that both Hindus and Muslims have died in millions in the partition riots and this is the reason why there is very little trust between the two nations.

    I would love to go to Pakistan one day and meet people there but it looks difficult

    I also feel the media in both countries never shows the posiitive sides. Indian media does not show good about Pakistan ever and also the Pakistan media does the same thing about India

    This again is the result of the Partition which killed millions and will forever haunt India and Pakistan .

    So despite many people wanting peace and friendship, it wont happen unfortunately.

    I can tell Pakistanis one thing – The love that Indian people have for Pakistani cricketers is amazing.

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 3, 2012 - 10:02PM

    @Truth is out there: Hindus gave you zero (0), decimal, yoga to name few. You are so thankless to Hindus that you are forgetting the very digital technology you are using to put down Hindu’s works on 0 and 1. Its time to change your mosque someone is brainwashing you in the one you attend now.

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  • kumar
    Sep 4, 2012 - 12:30AM

    why friendship with pakistan ??? we indians are happy without you people plz live and let us live… plz no aman ki asha we dunt need plz

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  • M.Ahmer Ali
    Sep 4, 2012 - 10:21AM

    @mr. righty rightist:
    Why doesn’t India leave Disputed Kashmir under Indian government’s control and also India and Pakistan both states don’t declare Disputed and Azad Kashmir as an independent state????
    As Pandit Jawahar Laal Nehru mentioned these golden words in his speech at UNO in 1948 in which he said that “Kashmiris shall decide their affiliation themselves and shall decide themselves that either they want to live with India or with Pakistan or want their separate state”…..

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  • M.Ahmer Ali
    Sep 4, 2012 - 10:22AM

    @akash:
    Are you angels Indians???????

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  • Malatesh
    Sep 4, 2012 - 1:53PM

    @Casim
    Stop Hindu Vs Muslim comments.

    We Indians both Hindu and Muslims hate Pakistani establishments very much and we will continue to do so untill Pakistan stops supporting elements against India.
    Our No1 enemy is Pakistan but not Islam or Hindu.

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  • casim
    Sep 4, 2012 - 11:19PM

    @Malatesh:
    we know how much you guys hate Muslims, both in India & Pakistan & not to forget Sikhs, Maoist & Christians :) and thanks for your hatred, come again :)

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