Chandigarh: Pakistan's Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Khurshid Khan on Friday called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and emphasized the need to strengthen age-old ties between India and Pakistan.
Disclosing this here, an official spokesman said that Khan said both the countries shared linguistic, cultural and social ties but unfortunately the political barriers had drawn lines between the people due to religious fanaticism and secessionism.
Both of them mutually agreed upon to promote peace, communal harmony and friendship between the two countries to script a new chapter of mutual trust and goodwill in the sub-continent, he said.
The Chief Minister said, "No religion in the world preaches the cult of violence and hatred and therefore it was the need of the hour to come forward for the promotion of love, peace, brotherhood and co-operation in the region".
Badal also enquired about the condition of historic Gurdwaras in Pakistan from Khan.
The Deputy Attorney General apprised Badal that the condition of Gurdwaras was perfect as all out efforts were made by the Pakistan Government for their upkeep and maintenance.
Khan also lauded the role being played by the Sikhs in the economy of Pakistan in general and that of North Western Frontier Province in particular.
He also invited Badal to Pakistan for visiting the holy Sikh shrines in the country.