Need to come out of ‘environment of violence’ to move forward in Indo-Pak relations: Indian envoy

LAHORE: There is a need to come out of the “environment of violence” to move forward in relations between India and Pakistan, the Indian envoy here said on Sunday.

High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Basaria said it was the Indian High Commission’s effort to take steps to improve relations with Pakistan.

“There is a new Government in Pakistan and we would like to talk to it and move forward. We need to come out of the environment of violence and move ahead in our relations,” Basaria said here during his visit to Lahore’s famous Liberty Market where he came for shopping.

“Both countries have moved forward in some matters. The people of both countries love each other. It will be our utmost effort to move forward in relations between the two countries,” he said.

The Indian envoy further said there is potential of USD 37 billion in direct trade between Pakistan and India. (AGENCIES)