Renowned Indian journalists visit KPC
KARACHI: Renowned Indian journalists Neelabh Mishra, Editor of Outlook and Kavita Srivastava, Member of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties, who had played a vital role in Prof Dr Khalil Chishti’s release visited the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Friday.
Talking to the journalists, Srivastava said that there were lots of Pakistanis that had finished their sentences but were still languishing in Indian jails. Indian Navy also confiscates boats of poor fishermen, which is unjust, she added. “Release of Dr Chishti has upgraded the relationship between India and Pakistan. It is need of the hour to bridge the communication gap between people of both countries, Srivastava added.
“People of India want to visit Pakistan but strict visa polices of both countries are creating hurdles for them while monitoring after issuance of visa from both countries is absolutely a wrong act,” Srivastave said.
Srivastava further added that he worked on the basis of human rights for the release of Dr Chishti and both countries should charge high fines on the people who extend their visits after expiry of visas instead of keeping them in jails. Fast track courts should be held to solve the issues of Pakistan and India, she added.
Mishra said that betterment of Asia region depends upon the Indo-Pak relationship while media of both countries should struggle to eliminate the miss understandings. “India should not take decisions with the mind of America on Pak-India gas pipeline project and both countries could eliminate poverty from region after improvement in their economical conditions”, she added.