Last November, both India and Pakistan had agreed to set up the Kartarpur corridor to link the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — to Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.
After the Balakot airstrike, China, which has good diplomatic ties with Islamabad, urged India and Pakistan to 'exercise restraint' and asked New Delhi to carry out its fight against terrorism through international cooperation.
The cross-LoC trade via Chakan-da-Bagh Wednesday saw 50 goods laden trucks crossing the LoC. While 34 Indian goods trucks went to PoK, 16 trucks arrived here from the other side. The cross-LoC trade takes place between the two sides four days a week from Tuesday to Friday.
This is a rare statement from Shahbaz Sharif on India, contrary to his elder brother (Nawaz Sharif) whose one of the major reasons behind his ouster, as many political pundits here say, was his efforts to normalise ties with New Delhi.
“We do not want war. We want friendship,” said Advocate Khalid Jamil, who is part of the six-member delegation. Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association president said the visits between the lawyers of the two countries began in 2003 and he would it to continue in the future.