Karachi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday undertook a whirlwind tour of interior Sindh, visiting a temple and addressing a Hindu panchayat, where he said that India and Pakistan need to co-exist peacefully and work for good governance in the region.


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"I have brought a message of peace, love and brotherhood from India," Kumar said while addressing a Hindu panchayat in interior Sindh, adding that the frequency and number of exchange of delegations should be enhanced for furthering relationship between the two countries.

Kumar, on his maiden tour of Pakistan, visited the ancient Mohenjodaro site and stressed on more cooperation and coordination between Pakistan and India.

Kumar and his delegation visited the historical Sadho Belo temple near Sukkur, the Indus valley civilization ruins of Mohenjodaro near Larkana and Garhi Khuda Baksh which is the ancestral home of the Bhutto family in Larkana.

Kumar was overwhelmed while visiting the Mohanjodaro site that dates back to 5000 years and said it had reinforced his belief that Pakistan and India share so many common values and culture that they need to work closely together in the region.

"The cultural links between the two countries are abiding and central to our history. We need to co-exist peacefully and work for good governance in the region," Kumar said.

Addressing a gathering of Hindu Panchayat during his visit to Sadhu Bela temple he said that India and Pakistan shared
many common values and if exchange of dialogue is constant, it might improve relationship between the two countries.

He stressed the need to promote atmosphere of mutual understanding, brotherhood and peace among India and Pakistan which is need of hour aimed at progress, prosperity and development in the area.

Kumar also prayed at the historical Sadho Bela temple. The visiting CM noted that the Sadho Bela temple was a sacred place for Hindus of Pakistan and India and represented hope for everyone.

"It is held in high esteem by Hindus in both countries that is why I cherish this visit today," Kumar said.


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