Islamabad, Jan. 10 (ANI): 'Aman Ki Asha', a peace initiative between Pakistan and India launched by Jang Group and the Times of India, has been hailed by Pakistani politicians as a "positive step."
The News quoted National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza as saying that 'Aman Ki Asha' initiative will succeed and hoped that the composite dialogue between Pakistan and India will resume.
Mirza announced that a 'friendship group' would be established between Pakistan and India, as the Indian authorities have given their consent in this regard.
She also called for the start of a parliamentary diplomacy between the two neighbouring countries.
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JI) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has hailed 'Aman Ki Asha' as a 'positive step' towards building a promising future for nations of both sides as well as for the entire population of the region.
Rehman felicitated Jang Group and Time of India on joining hands for the cause of peace and held out assurance of his support in this regard.
"Nations of both the countries, despite having issues, differences and a bitter past, will have to adopt a path of peace for a better future of their people," he said, adding, this would enable them to shift their resources from ambitions of defence to education and welfare of people.
He pointed out that this kind of effort was also made in the past, which helped promote people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan. (ANI)