Indian students visit Jang, Geo offices
Karachi: A delegation of five Indian students, who are touring Pakistan on a 10-day exchange programme initiated by The Rotary Club and Aman Ki Asha, visited the head office of the Jang Group here on Wednesday.
The students met Shahrukh Hasan, the group managing director of Jang Group, who welcomed them and explained to them the idea behind the Jang Group’s joint initiative with the Times of India and the success of the exchange project since its inception two years ago.
“The people-to-people initiative, which is the cornerstone of Aman Ki Asha, has helped change the perceptions that the people of India and Pakistan have about each other,” he said. He mentioned that the efforts made by Aman Ki Asha had been recognised at a major Commonwealth convention this year.
Hasan also noted that apart from this exchange programme, the Jang Group was also working on a heart-to-heart initiative with the Rotary Club, through which Pakistani children with certain heart diseases were sent to India for treatment free of cost.
The guests were shown the office of the Geo Television Network and given token gifts with the Aman Ki Asha label. “I was in awe. I’ve never seen the inside of a television studio before,” said Parth Singhania, a student of chartered accountancy.
The delegates are flying back to their country today. When asked about their 10-day stay in Pakistan, Sachi Bhutani, a student of 11th grade, said, “I really don’t want to go back.”
Source: THE NEWS